Some say love is a river that drowns the tender reed. Some say love is a razor that leaves your heart to bleed. Some say love it is a hunger, and endless aching need. I say love it is a flower and you its only seed. It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It's the one who won't be taken who never learns to give. It's the soul afraid of dyin' that never learns to live. When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long and you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong, just remember, in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows lies the seed that with the sun's love in the spring becomes the rose.
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submitted by laine, June 19, 2009
Bette Midler, The Rose
This quote was added November 29, 2007.