Is love an emotion? Is love the same for men and women? How do we know what love is? That elusive four-letter word… That thing we want, but might not recognise… Or that thing we might have, but act as if we don’t. Here’s what eminent Psychologists have to say on the intriguing subject of love.
“Be a force of love as often as you can and turn away negative thoughts whenever you feel them surface.” – Wayne Dyer
“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” – Sigmund Freud
“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’” – Erich Fromm
“Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.” – Carl Jung
“There’s a big difference between falling in love and being in love. There’s a big difference between infatuation and falling in love.” – Phil McGraw
“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” – Virginia Satir
“Love can reach the same level of talent, and even genius, as the discovery of differential calculus.” – Lev Vygotsky