The best things in life aren't things.
Love is the
irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Thou art to
me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you judge
people, you have no time to love them.
the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
Tell me who
you love, and I'll tell you who you are.
put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.
Love is composed
of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Talk not of
wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The bravest are the tenderest. The loving are the daring.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
I love you,
not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
A kiss is
a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous.
He who wants
to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open.
Love is grand;
divorce is a hundred grand.
the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl
- no superior alternative has yet been found.
Sir Winston Churchill
It is wrong
to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship.
Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment,
it will not be created for years or even generations.
are big, others are small. Gifts from the heart are the best gifts of all.
possession we have costs nothing, it's known as love.
many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures
I was nauseous
and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
no more behind your scenes, David; for the silk stockings and white bosoms of your
actresses excite my amorous propensities
dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source.
It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals.
It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.
There is a
place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy.
Some of us think holding on
makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
The Duke returned
from the wars today and did pleasure me in his top-boots
Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough
The best portion
of a good man's life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life.
Oh, what a
dear ravishing thing is the beginning of an Amour!
with but a single thought,
Two hearts beat as one.
castitatem et continentium, sed noli modo
Give me chastity and consistency - but not yet!
St. Augustine of hippo
The saddest thing in the world,
is loving someone who used to love you.
There is a time for departure
even when there's no certain place to go.
He said it
was artificial respiration, but now I find I am to have his child.
Anthony Burgess from "Inside Mr. Enderby"
matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten
Daphne Fielding "The Duchess of Jermyn Street"
Sophocles, "How is your sex life now? Are you still able to have a woman?"
He replied, "Hush man; most gladly indeed am I rid of it all,
as though I had escaped from a mad and savage master"
Plato - The Republic
is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable
Hearts are not had as a gift,
But hearts are earned...
William Butler Yeats
The only unnatural
sex act is that which you cannot perform.
No cord nor
cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast. as love can do with a twined thread.
the noblest frailty of the mind.
The best proof
of love is trust.
question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What... does a woman want?"
cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it:
if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
Song of Solomon chap 8, v.7
che muove il sole e l'altre stelle.
The love that moves the sun and the other stars.
In the spring
a livlier iris changes on the burnished dove;
In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
Alfred Lord Tennyson.
sake hold your tongue, and let me love.
John Donne, Songs and Sonnets
Love. Of course,
love. Flames for a year, ashes for thirty.
Giuseppe di Lampedusa
like sunshine after rain
William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis
to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.
Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy
After all these years, I see
that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning;
it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
Mark Twain - Adam's Diary
minds without a single thought.
Ever has it been that love knows
not its own depth until the hour of separation.
is the best husband any woman can have;
the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
If you love
something, set it free; if it comes backs it's yours, if it doesn't, it never was.
The frankest and freest product
of the human mind and heart is a love letter;
the writer gets his limitless freedom of statement and expression from his sense that no stranger is going to see what he is writing.
Mark Twain's Autobiography, 1959 preface
the deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue.
Mrs Patrick Campbell
Love is just
a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.
It has been
said that love robs those who have it of their wit, and gives it to those who have
love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
We are so
vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach
essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to
Allan K. Chalmers
to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Do you love
me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?
I don't want
to live - I want to love first, and live incidentally.
In love as
in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained.
those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest,
and deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It was the
most fun I ever had without laughing.
Woody Allen - Referring to sex, from Annie Hall
Love is a
fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can
Love is like
pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
3:19 Collosians, the bible
dwells in gorgeous palaces, and sumptuous apartments,
more willingly than in miserable and desolate cottages,
it cannot be denied but that he sometimes causes his power to be felt in the gloomy recesses of forests,
among the most bleak and rugged mountains, and in the dreary caves of a desert.
The most important
thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore M. Hesburgh
can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
When you fish for love, bait
with your heart, not your brain.
Mark Twain - Notebook, 1898