Monday, May 02, 2005

Love Quotes

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.  ~Hoosier Farmer Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.  ~Lynda BarryThose who are faithful know only the trivial side of love; it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.  ~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891 Love is not singular except in syllable.  ~Marvin Taylor Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.  ~John Ciardi People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.  ~Douglas Yates Love never reasons but profusely gives; gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles lest it has done too little.  ~Hannah Moore Ah me! why may not love and life be one?  ~Henry Timrod Take away love and our earth is a tomb.  ~Robert Browning Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.  ~William Shakespeare, "Sonnet CXVI" He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.  ~Leo Tolstoy It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken.  ~Marguerite de Valois You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.  ~Werner Erhard No one can understand love who has not experienced infatuation.  And no one can understand infatuation, no matter how many times he has experienced it.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 Love me and the world is mine.  ~David Reed Thou art to me a delicious torment.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson It would be impossible to "love" anyone or anything one knew completely.  Love is directed towards what lies hidden in its object.  ~Paul Valéry, Tel quel, 1943 The love game is never called off on account of darkness.  ~Tom Masson They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there's moonlight all about and no moon above.  ~From a song Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.  ~David Byrne Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.  ~Robert Frost Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.  ~Zora Neale Hurston Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.  ~Emily Brontë The excesses of love soon pass, but its insufficiencies torment us forever.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 An old man in love is like a flower in winter.  ~Portuguese Proverb Will you love me in December as you do in May, Will you love me in the good old fashioned way? When my hair has all turned gray, Will you kiss me then and say, That you love me in December as you do in May? ~James J. Walker Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.  ~Honoré de Balzac Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear: it is there most pure, perfect, and unlimited where its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve.  ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, Queen Mab notes Love is the poetry of the senses.  ~Honoré de Balzac Love is a game that two can play and both win.  ~Eva Gabor Without love, the rich and poor live in the same house.  ~Author Unknown The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters.  It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.  ~Francis Quarles, Emblems Love is like those second-rate hotels where all the luxury is in the lobby.  ~Paul-Jean Toulet We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.  ~Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach, Aphorism All love is probationary, a fact which frightens women and exhilarates men.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.  ~François, duc de La Rochefoucauld Some women love only what they can hold in their arms; others, only what they can't.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 Love, and a cough, cannot be hid.  ~George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, 1651 Desire creates havoc when it is the only thing between two people, or when it is what's missing.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved.  ~Christopher Paul Rubero A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.  ~Latin Proverb The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes, After the day's great sun. ~Charles Hanson Towne A lover is a man who tries to be more amiable than it is possible for him to be.  ~Nicholas de Chamfort True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights.  If you hear bells, get your ears checked.  ~Erich Segal Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.  ~Fyodor Dostoevski True love is a discipline in which each divines the secret self of the other and refuses to believe in the mere daily self.  ~William Butler Yeats Mumps, measles, and puppy love are terrible after twenty.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 Love is what you've been through with somebody.  ~James Thurber, quoted in Life magazine, 1960 Love is being stupid together.  ~Paul Valery In this horror of solitude, this need to lose his ego in exterior flesh, which man calls grandly the need for love.  ~Charles Baudelaire Open your heart and take us in, Love - love and me. ~W.E. Henley Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.  I'd stepped in it a few times.  ~Rita Rudner Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so.  ~Charles du Bos What "love" is I don't know if it's not the response of our deepest natures to one another.  ~William Carlos Williams Ah, lady, when I gave my heart to thee, It passed into thy lifelong regency. ~Gilbert Parker Th

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