Falling in love is a great feeling, and one we all strive for. Sometimes, though, we can assume we’re in love only to find out immediately that that’s not the real thing. So how do you know when you’re in love? What are the criteria for “falling in love?” How can you tell when it’s the real thing?
Let’s turn to some famous quotes from insightful and well-known people to see if we can find the answer.
Love According to Dr. Seuss: Mutual Oddities
Authors often have the ability to harness extraordinary intuitive powers, and are able to articulate things that are difficult to understand – like falling in love.
Dr. Seuss, although he is most popular for his children’s books, did the same. He summed up love in a very famous quote: “We are all a little weird. And life is strange. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join him and fall into that same weirdo and call it love.” But, Dr. Seuss, how do you know when you’re in this same weirdness of love? “You know you’re in love when you can’t sleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Famous Author Hemmings Speaks About the Suffering of Love
Kaui Hart Hemmings is the author of The Descendants, a saga that is now a hugely acclaimed American film starring George Clooney. He says that you know you’re in love when nothing is as enjoyable to experience as if someone else is right there with you. “That’s how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can’t experience anything without wishing someone else was there to see it too.”
Paul McCartney Highlights The Nature of Individual Love
Paul McCartney of The Beatles has written a number of love songs, which makes him an expert in the field. According to this famous musician, love is something unique for everyone. The definition of love is your own to create, and therefore knowing when you are in love – by your own definition – is different for everyone:
“Love is a universal feeling but the definition of love is everyone’s secret.”
The Easy Litmus Test for Love, Courtesy of ABC Castle
Nathan Fillion stars as wealthy mystery novelist Richard Castle in Castle, who chronicles the author’s exploits as he shadows NYPD detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). In one particular episode, Castle is shocked when his daughter asks him how one knows when someone is in love, and thus he asks Beckett for an answer. Answer:
“All the songs make sense.”
With this famous love quotes and sayings, it’s easy to see that love comes in many shapes and forms. Perhaps the symptoms of falling in love are based on your own personal situation. There may be many ways to fall in love, and maybe knowing when it’s the real thing is an unrevealed secret between lovers. If you’re not sure whether you’re in love or not, use these love quotes and sayings as a guide. Finding love is one of the most beautiful experiences a person can have in life, so don’t let love pass you by by denying it.