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Love quotes from Old Hollywood stars

Jamie Beckman is the lead blogger for the Sexcerpts blog on SheKnows.com. She has written about relationships, health and lifestyle trends for Redbook, USA TODAY, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Best Life and First for Women magazines, as w...

Timeless advice from silver screen sirens

Times may change, but the best love advice is classic. The quick-witted stars of Old Hollywood knew a thing or two about love, men, relationships and torrid affairs. We rounded up our favorites to warm your heart on Valentine's Day — no matter what you're going through.
1

When you're trying to decide between two men

"The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space." - Marilyn Monroe

2

When you've just been dumped

"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together." - Elizabeth Taylor

3

When you realize your best friend
supports you more than your lover

"You don't have to be married to have a good friend as your partner for life." - Greta Garbo

4

When you've gone through a bad breakup

"Pleasure of love lasts but a moment; pain of love lasts a lifetime." - Bette Davis

5

When you've had terrible sex

"Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand." - Mae West

6

When you're feeling nostalgic for an ex

"The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains." - Josephine Baker

7

When a "nice guy" screws you over

"A gentleman is simply a patient wolf." - Lana Turner

8

When your work or your family
disappoints you, but your partner doesn't

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." - Audrey Hepburn

9

When you have cash problems,
but your relationship is solid

"I can live without money, but I cannot live without love." - Judy Garland

10

When you're consumed by your feelings

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." - Ingrid Berman

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