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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Quotations about Love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.  ~Mother Teresa


Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.  ~Albert Einstein


There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.  It is God's finger on man's shoulder.  ~Charles Morgan


You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.  ~Jonathan Carroll, "Outside the Dog Museum"


Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.  ~Ovid


Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.  ~Eric Fromm


Love has no desire but to fulfill itself.  To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.  To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.  ~Kahlil Gibran


Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners.  Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway.  ~Judith Viorst,Redbook, 1975


Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.  ~W. Somerset Maugham, A Writer's Notebook, 1949


Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière


When love is not madness, it is not love.  ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca


Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.  ~Malagasy Proverb


Do I love you because you're beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?
~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella


For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gerard


Forget love - I'd rather fall in chocolate!  ~Sandra J. Dykes


Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.  ~Mark Overby


Love is a symbol of eternity.  It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.  ~Author Unknown

Best Friends Forever

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.  That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.  ~Emily Kimbrough


Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.  "Pooh!" he whispered.  "Yes, Piglet?"  "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw.  "I just wanted to be sure of you."  ~A.A. Milne


Hold a true friend with both your hands.  ~Nigerian Proverb


Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore


Some people come into our lives and quickly go.  Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.  ~Flavia Weedn,Forever, © Flavia.com


Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.  ~Oprah Winfrey


A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.  ~Lois Wyse


A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.  ~Frances Ward Weller


A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.  ~Author Unknown


Friends are relatives you make for yourself.  ~Eustache Deschamps


You can always tell a real friend:  when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.  ~Laurence J. Peter


A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.  ~Douglas Pagels



A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.  ~Leo Buscaglia


Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.  ~Sicilian Proverb


The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.  ~Elisabeth Foley


When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.  ~Henri Nouwen


In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  ~Albert Schweitzer


True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.  ~Dave Tyson Gentry


Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.  ~Virginia Woolf


The language of friendship is not words but meanings.  ~Henry David Thoreau


She is a friend of mind.  She gather me, man.  The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.  It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.  ~Toni Morrison, Beloved


Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.  ~Plautus


If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.  ~George MacDonald


Silences make the real conversations between friends.  Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.  ~Margaret Lee Runbeck, Answer Without Ceasing


Yes we are [friends] and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter.  I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front.  We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often.  I don't want to lose this happy space where I have found someone who is smart and easy and doesn't bother to check her diary when we arrange to meet.  ~Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body, 1992


It takes a long time to grow an old friend.  ~John Leonard


The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.  ~William Blake


A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.  ~William Penn


I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.  ~Katherine Mansfield


We have been friends together
In sunshine and in shade.
~Caroline Sheridan Norton


Friends are the sailors who guide your rickety boat safely across the dangerous waters of life.  ~Sare and Cate


The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.  ~Barbara Kingsolver


There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.  ~Edith Wharton


I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.  ~Anäis Nin


It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ah, how good it feels!  The hand of an old friend.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Friendship is one mind in two bodies.  ~Mencius


In my friend, I find a second self.  ~Isabel Norton


A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.  Before him I may think aloud.  I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.  ~Swedish Proverb


Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.  ~Dinah Craik


I felt it shelter to speak to you.  ~Emily Dickinson


No road is long with good company.  ~Turkish Proverb


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~Marcel Proust




Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ABOUT LOVE

Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.  ~Author Unknown


Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly.  ~Proverb


The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods.  ~Theodor Reik, Of Love and Lust, 1957


Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.  ~Peter Ustinov


Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night's Dream, 1595


The art of love... is largely the art of persistence.  ~Albert Ellis


Love one another and you will be happy.  It's as simple and as difficult as that.  ~Michael Leunig


Who would give a law to lovers?  Love is unto itself a higher law.  ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524


Who, being loved, is poor?  ~Oscar Wilde


Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.  ~Henry David Thoreau


To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


Without love, what are we worth?  Eighty-nine cents!  Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.  ~Laurence Marks, M*A*S*H, "Love Story," original air date 7 January 1973, spoken by the character Hawkeye


A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.  ~Frank A. Clark


Shall we compare our hearts to a garden -
with beautiful blooms, straggling weeds,
swooping birds and sunshine, rain -
and most importantly, seeds.
~Grey Livingston


Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.  ~Robert Heinlein


The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.  You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.  Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.  ~George Moore


We loved with a love that was more than love.  ~Edgar Allan Poe


If I love you, what business is it of yours?  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The hardest-learned lesson:  that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.  ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld


My debt to you, Belovèd,
Is one I cannot pay
In any coin of any realm
On any reckoning day.
~Jessie B. Rittenhouse


We choose those we like; with those we love, we have no say in the matter.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.  ~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self


Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.  ~Jean Anouilh


When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage.  ~Bill Balance


Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.  ~Rose Franken


Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.  ~Ben Hecht


A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.
~Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)"
(Thanks, Krystel)


Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.  ~Swedish Proverb


Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.  ~Henry Van Dyke


Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.  ~Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975


Passion makes the world go round.  Love just makes it a safer place.  ~Ice T, The Ice Opinion, quoted in Reader's Digest, "Quotable Quotes," February 2002


Love is no respecter of age or practicality
Neither morality: unabashed
She enters where she will
Unheeding that her immortal fires
Burn up human hearts...
~Phillip Pulfrey, from Beyond Me, www.originals.net


Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.  ~Lord Dewar


When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.  ~Natalie Clifford Barney


Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.  ~Rabindranath Tagore


It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.  ~John Bulwer



'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.  ~Lord Byron


A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
~Author Unknown


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.  ~Author unknown, as printed in The Hoosier Farmer


Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.  ~Lynda Barry


Those 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 doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new.  ~Ursula K. LeGuin


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 More (Thanks, Steven)


The past is behind us, love is in front and all around us.  ~Terri Guillemets


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


Sometimes the shortest distance between two points is a winding path walked arm in arm.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


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


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 there's no moon above.  ~E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Fred Saidy, dialogue just before the song "Old Devil Moon" in the musical Finian's Rainbow  (Thanks, Katherine!)


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


You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.  ~Dr. Seuss


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


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


We picture love as heart-shaped because we do not know the shape of the soul.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


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


Love is not consolation.  It is light.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche


True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights.  If you hear bells, get your ears checked.  ~Erich Segal


Love is the greatest touch-up artist of all.  ~Robert Brault,www.robertbrault.com


Loving is never a waste of time.  ~Astrid Alauda


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


You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.  ~Author Unknown


Love is what you've been through with somebody.  ~James Thurber, quoted inLife 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


On a cloudy night, when nothing seems above, still, there is love.  Always love.  For something, from someone.  It's never done.  Never.  ~Jeb Dickerson,www.howtomatter.com


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


I love you like crazy, baby
'Cuz I'd go crazy without you.
~Pixie Foudre


What "love" is I don't know if it's not the response of our deepest natures to one another.  ~William Carlos Williams


I learned the real meaning of love.  Love is absolute loyalty.  People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades.  You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them.  And that's love, even if it doesn't seem very exciting.  ~Sylvester Stallone


Ah, lady, when I gave my heart to thee,
It passed into thy lifelong regency.
~Gilbert Parker


The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.  ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670


At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.  ~Plato


As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.  ~William Shakespeare


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Quotations: Best Friends Forever

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.  ~Arnold H. Glasgow


Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, and somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends.  ~Author Unknown


A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.  ~Donna Roberts


Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.  ~Author Unknown


Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you.  They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.  ~Author Unknown


If you're alone, I'll be your shadow.  If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder.  If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow.  If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile.  But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me.  ~Author Unknown


A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.  ~Grace Pulpit


There are big ships and small ships.  But the best ship of all is friendship.  ~Author Unknown


The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.  ~Author Unknown


A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.  ~Author Unknown


Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.  ~Author Unknown


It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.  ~Marlene Dietrich


A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.  ~Attributed to Heather Pryor


What is a friend?  A single soul dwelling in two bodies.  ~Aristotle


I like her because she smiles at me and means it.  ~Anonymous

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