Jumaat, 18 Mei 2012

Welcome to The Quote Garden!






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




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




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




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




If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.  ~Cher




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




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)




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




A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.  ~Mother Teresa




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




I don't think you can keep someone you truly love at arm's length on purpose, they'll always end up in your arms.  ~Holly Nichole Miller




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




Be everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.  ~Amrit Desai




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




Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.  ~Fyodor Dostoevski




Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.  ~Elinor Glyn




True love, to whom my heart is prey,
How dost thou hold me in thy sway,
That in each day I find no fault
But daily wait for love's assault.
~Pernette du Guillet




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




Smiles escape from clouds above and angels ring a chorus of your love.  ~Daniel, @blindedpoet




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 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




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

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