"Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it's the most exquisite love of all."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Maggie Gallagher on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Maggie Gallagher on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Maggie Gallagher on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Maggie Gallagher on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Maggie Gallagher on Bruce Lee
"To imply that religious believers have no right to engage moral questions in the public square or at the ballot is simply to establish a Reichian secularism as our state faith."
"When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites instead it fragments."
"Same-sex marriage is not the future."
"Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage, is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement."
"When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power."