25 Quotes on First Love

Learn more about those pangs of first love.

Posted Jul 09, 2012

First love is powerful.  It builds us up, and it can tear us apart.  Read what these well-known people had to say about first love:

Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. - Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end. - Benjamin Disraeli

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. - George Bernard Shaw

No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? - Albert Einstein

A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them. - Henry Louis Mencken

First love, with its frantic haughty imagination, swings its object clear of the everyday, over the rut of living, making him all looks, silences, gestures, attitudes, a burning phrase with no context. - Elizabeth Bowen

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time. - Honore de Balzac

The future for me is already a thing of the past /You were my first love and you will be my last. - Bob Dylan, “Bye & Bye”

There's no love like the first. - Nicholas Sparks

The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color. - Anna Godbersen, The Luxe

If you've been married for 400 years, as I have, it's nice to experience first love again and you can vicariously through a book. - E. L. James

I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love. For it is a fever, and a burden, too, whatever the poets may say. - Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

I love my mother. She's my first love. She has been through a lot and is a soul survivor. - Missy Elliot

It's like trying to describe what you feel when you're standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it's like. - Jack Schmitt

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. - Bertrand Russell

First love is dangerous only when it is also the last. - Branislav Nusic

A first love always occupies a special place. - Lee Konitz

Girls had never been important. I'd had a girlfriend or two and had liked them a lot but it wasn't love, because my first love was tennis. - Boris Becker

First romance, first love, is something so special to all of us, both emotionally and physically, that it touches our lives and enriches them forever. - Rosemary Rogers

The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight. - Natalie Clifford Barney

Our first and last love is self-love. - Christian Nestell Bovee

She was my first love, and I loved her as only a boy loves. - James Weldon Johnson

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. - Sam Levenson

But when it comes to being loved, she's first/That's how I know/The first cut is the deepest. - Cat Stevens, "The First Cut is the Deepest"

No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream. - Thomas Moore

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