Romantic love is not an emotion. … It’s a drive. It comes from the motor of the mind, the wanting part of the mind, the craving part of the mind.

Helen Fisher

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“Why We Love, Why We Cheat.” TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Why We Love, Why We Cheat." TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from anthropologist Helen Fisher's 2006 TED Talk on the biological basis for romantic love. The quote means that although we traditionally think of love as an emotion, it is more than that: it is a powerful brain system that drives certain behaviors, the same way that hunger drives us to eat. Watch the full TED Talk here: Helen Fisher - Why We Love, Why We Cheat