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An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. ~Pliny the Younger, Letters

Marriage is nature's way of ensuring that a woman picks up some mothering experience before she has her first child. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him. ~H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques, 1916

The surest way to be alone is to get married. ~Gloria Steinem

Courtship to marriage is as a very witty prologue to a very dull play. ~William Congreve, The Old Bachelor, 1693

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~Rita Rudner

Marriage, n. A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all two. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder. ~Thornton Wilder

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived. Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Act 3

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake. ~Elbert Hubbard

Marriage means commitment. Of course, so does insanity. ~Author unknown

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. ~Barnett R. Brickner

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. ~Benjamin Disraeli

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. ~Robert Anderson, Solitaire & Double Solitaire

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.” ― Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

I can resist anything but temptation. Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I

“a really GRANDE PASSION is comparatively rare nowadays. It is the privilege of people who have nothing to do.” ― Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.  -- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends up blocking his retreat. -- Oscar Wilde quotes

I like men who have a future and women who have a past -- Oscar Wilde quotes

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. Oscar Wilde

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” ― André Gide, Autumn Leaves

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.  ― Elie Wiesel

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ― William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” ― Marilyn Monroe

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. -- Oscar Wilde
 
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. -- Oscar Wilde

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for. -- Oscar Wilde


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What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne


The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn't marry me. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him. ~H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques, 1916


The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly. ~Peter De Vries


To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart - about a finger's breadth - for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule. ~Marnie Reed Crowell


I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~Rita Rudner


Marriage, n. A community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all two. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911


Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. ~George Bernard Shaw


Newlyweds become oldyweds, and oldyweds are the reasons that families work. ~Author Unknown


Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. ~Simone Signoret


Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. ~Barnett R. Brickner


A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time. ~Anne Taylor Fleming


Woke up in bed with a gorgeous woman, who I'm going to have lunch and the rest of my life with. ~Jason Barmer, pedestriansaint.com


More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse. ~Doug Larson


One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again. ~Judith Viorst


Never get married in the morning, because you never know who you'll meet that night. ~Paul Hornung


Divorce: The past tense of marriage. ~Author Unknown


Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. ~Katherine Hepburn


A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. ~Robert Anderson, Solitaire & Double Solitaire


There is no such cozy combination as man and wife. ~Menander


Two things are owed to truthfulness - lasting marriages and short friendships. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. ~Benjamin Disraeli


The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966


In the opinion of the world, marriage ends all, as it does in a comedy. The truth is precisely the opposite: it begins all. ~Anne Sophie Swetchine


In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced. ~Robert Sexton


An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. ~Pliny the Younger, Letters


If you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing. ~W. Somerset Maugham


If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
Against them while they stand so.
~Maxwell Anderson


After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6º of marriage! ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for granted relationship. ~Iris Murdoch


English Law prohibits a man from marrying his mother-in-law. This is our idea of useless legislation. ~Author Unknown


A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ~Paul Sweeney


Matrimony is a process by which a grocer acquired an account the florist had. ~Francis Rodman


Marriage is a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose. ~Beverley Nichols


Valentine's Day is when a lot of married men are reminded what a poor shot Cupid really is. ~Author Unknown


Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage. ~Finnish Proverb


A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together. ~James H. Boren


All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble. ~Raymond Hull


One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it. ~George MacDonald


As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent. ~Socrates


Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. ~Mark Twain


Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you. ~Jean Rostand, Le Mariage, 1927


Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences. ~Isadora Duncan


When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part. ~G.B. Shaw, Getting Married, 1908


A first-rate marriage is like a first-rate hotel: expensive, but worth it. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. ~Gene Perret


Matrimony-the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented. ~Heinrich Heine, "Musical Notes from Paris," translated from German by John Snodgrass


The reason for much matrimony is patrimony. ~Ogden Nash


I figure that the degree of difficulty in combining two lives ranks somewhere between rerouting a hurricane and finding a parking place in downtown Manhattan. ~Claire Cloninger, "When the Glass Slipper Doesn't Fit and the Silver Spoon is in Someone Else's Mouth"


A man's wife has more power over him than the state has. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals


Marriage: that I call the will of two to create the one who is more than those who created it. ~Friedrich Nietzsche


Three rings of marriage are the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering. ~Author Unknown


Though marriage makes man and wife one flesh, it leaves 'em still two fools. ~William Congreve


Marriage ceremony: an incredible metaphysical sham of watching God and the law being dragged into the affairs of your family. ~O.C. Ogilvie


A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished. ~Zsa Zsa Gabor


One should never know too precisely whom one has married. ~Friedrich Nietzsche


Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same. ~Author unknown


Spouse: someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single. ~Author Unknown


Like good wine, marriage gets better with age - once you learn to keep a cork in it. ~Gene Perret


Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution. ~Mae West


My wife says I never listen to her. At least I think that's what she said. ~Author Unknown


I never knew what real happiness was until I got married. And by then it was too late. ~Max Kauffman


Don't smother each other. No one can grow in shade. ~Leo Buscaglia


Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without. ~James C. Dobson


I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all. ~Lord Byron


The chief reason why marriage is rarely a success is that it is contracted while the partners are insane. ~Joseph Collins


We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It's called love. ~Gene Perret


It takes a loose rein to keep a marriage tight. ~John Stevenson


Mistress: something between a mister and a mattress. ~Author Unknown


Mother-in-law: a woman who destroys her son-in-law's peace of mind by giving him a piece of hers. ~Author Unknown


Bachelor: the only man who has never told his wife a lie. ~Author Unknown


Wedding rings: the world's smallest handcuffs. ~Author Unknown


How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. ~Oscar Wilde


Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl. ~Stephen Leacock, Literary Lapses, 1910


The most dangerous food is wedding cake. ~American Proverb


Strange to say what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition. ~Samuel Pepys


Home cooking: where many a man thinks his wife is. ~Author Unknown


Marriage is not a word - it is a sentence. ~Author Unknown


Our marriage has always been a 50-50 proposition - with the possible exception of closet space. ~Gene Perret


There is so little difference between husbands you might as well keep the first. ~Adela Rogers St. Johns


When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. ~Sacha Guitry, Elles et toi, 1948


It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others. ~Helen Rowland, Violets and Vinegar


Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. ~Marlene Dietrich


Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman. ~Joseph Joubert


Never strike your wife - even with a flower. ~Hindu Proverb


The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. ~Peter Devries


The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less. ~Brendan Behan


So heavy is the chain of wedlock that it needs two to carry it, and sometimes three. ~Alexandre Dumas, fils


Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins. ~Langdon Mitchell


Bride, n. A woman with a fine prospect behind her. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911


If your husband and a lawyer were drowning and you had to choose, would you go to lunch or to a movie? ~Author Unknown


What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility. ~George Levinger


Love-matches are made by people who are content, for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a life of vinegar. ~Countess of Blessington


Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage. ~Sydney J. Harris


That quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger. ~George Eliot


The husband who doesn't tell his wife everything probably reasons that what she doesn't know won't hurt him. ~Leo J. Burke


You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. Successful marriage demands a certain death to self. ~Jerry McCant


Married life teaches one invaluable lesson: to think of things far enough ahead not to say them. ~Jefferson Machamer


It's easy to understand love at first sight, but how do we explain love after two people have been looking at each other for years? ~Author Unknown


Just as Amy and Jay had for decades slept nude together, inhaling each other's odors, her hands familiar with the man's body hair. Even her face creams and his night grunts would have entered into it. And shared cakes of soap and clothes closets and dinners - such a complex of intimacies. ~Saul Bellow (1915–2005), The Actual, 1997


The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin. ~Honoré de Balzac, The Physiology of Marriage


You have to treat your wife like you treated her when you first met her and were trying to get her in bed. ~Alice Cooper, interview with Cal Fussman, 2008 August 2nd, for Esquire's January 2009 eighth annual Meaning of Life issue


Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper. ~Scottish Proverb


Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means. ~Henny Youngman


It's a nasty divorce when they can't agree on how to divvy up the His and Hers towels. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast. ~Gabriel García Márquez


She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook. ~Tommy Manville


By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. ~Socrates


A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. ~Ruth Bell Graham


Pity all newlyweds. She cooks something nice for him, and he brings her flowers, and they kiss and think: How easy marriage is. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


One man's folly is another man's wife. ~Helen Rowland


Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do. ~Bettina Arndt, Private Lives, 1986


Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses. ~English Proverb


It was Mrs. Campbell, for instance, who, on a celebrated occasion, threw her companion into a flurry by describing her recent marriage as "the deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue." ~Alexander Woollcott, While Rome Burns


Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him. ~Marilyn Monroe


A perfect marriage is one in which "I'm sorry" is said just often enough. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Marriage must constantly fight against a monster which devours everything: routine. ~Honoré de Balzac


Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too. ~H.L. Mencken


In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again.... We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring. ~Enid Bagnold, Autobiography, 1969


Many marriages are simply working partnerships between businessmen and housekeepers. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The highest happiness on earth is marriage. ~William Lyon Phelps


It is not for the fresh cheek, the full lip, the fair forehead, the parted sweeps of sunny hair, and the girlish charm of form and features, that we love the wives who have walked hand in hand with us for years, but for new graces, opening each morning like flowers in the parterre, their predecessors having accomplished their beautiful mission and gone to seed. Old love renewed again, through new motives to love, is certainly a thing lovely in itself, and desirable by all whose ambition and happiness it is to sit supreme in a single heart... ~Timothy Titcomb (Josiah Gilbert Holland), Gold-foil: Hammered from Popular Proverbs


Marriage is more than four bare legs in a bed. ~Hoshang N. Akhtar


A fellow ought to save a few of the long evenings he spends with his girl till after they're married. ~Kin Hubbard


Two mothers-in-law. ~Lord John Russell, on being asked what he would consider a proper punishment for bigamy


Though women are angels, yet wedlock's the devil. ~Lord Byron, Hours of Idleness


A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. ~Joey Adams


A question asked in a Surrey school exam went: "Why do cocks crow early every morning?" A twelve-year-old replied: "My dad says they have to make the most of it while the hens are asleep." ~Quoted in the Peterborough Daily Telegraph, 1983


A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married. ~H.L. Mencken


Marriage is a meal where the soup is better than the dessert. ~Austin O'Malley


One shouldn't be too inquisitive in life
Either about God's secrets or one's wife.
~Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, translated by Nevill Coghill, 1950s


Most wives think of their husbands as bumbling braggarts with whom they happen to be in love. ~Jackie Gleason


For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked. ~Bill Cosby, Love and Marriage


I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it. ~Lyndon B. Johnson


Marriage is a ghastly public confession of a strictly private intention. ~Ian Hay


Some marriages break up, and some do not, and in our world you can usually explain the former better than the latter. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


My mother said it was simple to keep a man, you must be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom. I said I'd hire the other two and take care of the bedroom bit. ~Jerry Hall


The marriage state, with or without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of Heaven and Hell we are capable of receiving in this life. ~Richard Steele, The Spectator


Adultery is the application of democracy to love. ~Henry Louis Mencken, "Sententiae," A Book of Burlesques, 1920


A dog is much like a married man, obeying his master's voice for the sake of his master's touch. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. ~Andre Maurois


Marriage: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join. ~Elbert Hubbard


In the early years, you fight because you don't understand each other. In the later years, you fight because you do. ~Joan Didion


It is easy to mistake being ready for a wedding with being ready for marriage. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Marriage isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Let me tell you, honestly. Marriage is probably the chief cause of divorce. ~Larry Gelbart, M*A*S*H, "Bulletin Board," original airdate 14 January 1975, spoken by the character Frank Burns


When a girl marries she exchanges the attentions of many men for the inattention of one. ~Helen Rowland


In the long run wives are to be paid in a peculiar coin - consideration for their feelings. As it usually turns out this is an enormous, unthinkable inflation few men will remit, or if they will, only with a sense of being overcharged. ~Elizabeth Hardwick, Seduction and Betrayal, 1974


Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you. ~Helen Rowland


Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left. ~Jean Kerr, Mary, Mary, 1960


Marriage changes passion - suddenly you're in bed with a relative. ~Author Unknown


It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail. All that marriage does is to show people up. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick


A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers. ~Grace Hansen


The view that a peptic ulcer may be the hole in a man's stomach through which he crawls to escape from his wife has fairly wide acceptance. ~John Allan Dalrymple Anderson


Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. ~Charles Caleb Colton


I've been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out. ~Lee Grant


Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid. ~Harlan Miller


The man who never in his life
Has washed the dishes with his wife
Or polished up the silver plate -
He still is largely celibate.
~Christopher Morley, Washing the Dishes


Marry someone who looks sexy while disappointed. ~"Phil's-osophy" by Phil Dunphy (Christopher Lloyd, Steven Levitan, and Dan O'Shannon, Modern Family, "Schooled," original airdate 2012 Oct 10)


A love that lasts for twenty years may be better than love, but it isn't love. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


God created sex. Priests created marriage. ~Voltaire


To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation. ~E.W. Howe


The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. ~Henny Youngman


Marriage is a mistake every man should make. ~George Jessel


I guess walking slow getting married is because it gives you time to maybe change your mind. ~Virginia Cary Hudson


A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted. ~Helen Rowland


My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God, and I didn't. ~Author Unknown


Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them. ~Ogden Nash


One thing you learn in a long marriage is how many sneezes to wait before saying, "Bless you." ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended. ~Zsa Zsa Gabor


The concern that some women show at the absence of their husbands, does not arise from their not seeing them and being with them, but from their apprehension that their husbands are enjoying pleasures in which they do not participate, and which, from their being at a distance, they have not the power of interrupting. ~Michel de Montaigne


But married once, a man is stak'd or pown'd, and cannot graze beyond his own hedge. ~Philip Massinger, Fatal Dowry, 1632


Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault


Why do married men gain weight while bachelors don't? Bachelors go to the refrigerator, see nothing they want, then go to bed. Married guys go to the bed, see nothing they want, then go to the refrigerator. ~Author Unknown


I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night. ~Marie Corelli


Women seem to be all right on bargains till it comes to picking out a husband. ~Kin Hubbard


After a few years of marriage, a man can look right at a woman without seeing her - and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him. ~Helen Rowland


Why get married? For human beings, marriage is such an unnatural state. If you want monogamy, it has been said, you should marry a swan. ~Quentin Crisp, "The Art of Celibacy"


Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age; and old men's nurses. ~Francis Bacon, "Of Marriage and Single Life," Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, 1625


Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage." ~Herbert Spencer


A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. ~African Proverb


Like my vodka, my marriage is on the rocks. ~Craig D. Slovak


A woman ought to look up to her husband, if only a half-inch. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


A woman who loves her husband is merely paying her bills. A woman who loves her lover gives alms to the poor. ~Paul-Jean Toulet


Love requires a willingness to die; marriage, a willingness to live. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Give up all hope of peace so long as your mother-in-law is alive. ~Juvenal, Satires


We were happily married for eight months. Unfortunately, we were married for four and a half years. ~Nick Faldo


Men never know how tired they are till their wives sit them down for a nice long talk. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


The reason they're called the opposite sex is because every time you think you have your wife fooled - it's just the opposite! ~Walter Winchell


By the time you're his
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.
~Dorothy Parker


Originally marriage meant the sale of a woman by one man to another; now most women sell themselves though they have no intention of delivering the goods listed in the bill of sale. ~Robert Graves


If I ever marry, it will be on a sudden impulse - as a man shoots himself. ~H.L. Mencken


My wife tells me she doesn't care what I do when I'm away, as long as I'm not enjoying it. ~Lee Trevino


To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
~Ogden Nash


"What's for dinner?" is the only question many husbands ask their wives, and the only one to which they care about the answer. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Most marriages can survive "better or worse." The tester is all the years of "exactly the same." ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages. ~Barry Goldwater


People do not marry people, not real ones anyway; they marry what they think the person is; they marry illusions and images. The exciting adventure of marriage is finding out who the partner really is. ~James L. Framo, "Explorations in Marital & Family Therapy"


Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier. ~H.L. Mencken


I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
~Author Unknown


No man expects a great deal from marriage. He is quite satisfied if his wife is a good cook, a good valet, an attentive audience, and a patient nurse. ~Author Unknown


Think not because you are now wed
That all your courtship's at an end.
~Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza


Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse. ~Arthur Baer


I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married. ~Lewis Grizzard


There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. ~Martin Luther


Alimony - The ransom that the happy pay to the devil. ~H.L. Mencken, "Sententiae," A Book of Burlesques, 1920


If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws. ~Author Unknown


As a general guideline, never marry anyone that you can't picture helping you go to the bathroom. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. ~Zsa Zsa Gabor


I've sometimes thought of marrying, and then I've thought again. ~Noel Coward, 1956


Thus Dante's motto over Inferno applies with equal force to marriage: "Ye who enter here leave all hope behind." ~Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love


Wasn't marriage, like life, unstimulating and unprofitable and somewhat empty when too well ordered and protected and guarded. Wasn't it finer, more splendid, more nourishing, when it was, like life itself, a mixture of the sordid and the magnificent; of mud and stars; of earth and flowers; of love and hate and laughter and tears and ugliness and beauty and hurt. ~Edna Ferber, Show Boat, 1926


"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? ~Author Unknown


Affairs are just as disillusioning as marriage, and much less restful. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness. ~Virginie des Rieux, Epigrams


Wedlock is a padlock. ~John Ray, English Proverbs


The marriage of convenience has this to recommend it: we are better judges of convenience than we are of love. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight. ~Samuel Lichtenberg


The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once. ~H.V. Prochnow


Marriage is like pleading guilty to an indefinite sentence. Without parole. ~John Mortimer, The Trials of Rumpole


One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour. ~M.M. Musselman


Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. ~Irwin Corey


If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. ~Katharine Houghton Hepburn


The total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution. ~Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals


Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State- and church-begotten weed, marriage? ~Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love


What we love about love is the fever, which marriage puts to bed and cures. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. ~William Penn


On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable. ~Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love


Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit. ~Billy Connolly


Marriage is nature's way of ensuring that a woman picks up some mothering experience before she has her first child. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night. ~St. Jerome, Attack on Jovinian


[M]y mother once told me that if a married couple puts a penny in a pot for every time they make love in the first year, and takes a penny out every time after that, they'll never get all the pennies out of the pot. ~Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City, 1978


The way to hold a husband is to keep him a little jealous; the way to lose him is to keep him a little more jealous. ~H.L. Mencken


A great poet has seldom sung of lawfully wedded happiness, but of free and secret love; and in this respect, too the time is coming when there will no longer be one standard of morality for poetry and another for life. To anyone tender of conscience, the ties formed by a free connection are stronger than the legal ones. ~Ellen Key, quoted by Sprading in Liberty and the Great Libertarians


Any married man should forget his mistakes - no use two people remembering the same thing. ~Duane Dewel


Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they've experienced pain and bought jewelry. ~Rita Rudner


He was doubtless an understanding Fellow that said, there was no happy Marriage but betwixt a blind Wife and a deaf Husband. ~Michel de Montaigne, "Upon Some Verses of Virgil"


Come, let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with. ~Charles Dickens


Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water. After you get used to it, it ain't so hot. ~Minnie Pearl


Love is grand; divorce a hundred grand. ~Author Unknown


It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time. ~Balzac, Physiologie du mariage, 1829


A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors. ~Benjamin Franklin


And when will there be an end of marrying? I suppose, when there is an end of living! ~Tertullian


The surest way to be alone is to get married. ~Gloria Steinem


[W]hen you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally


It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married. ~Robert Frost


I never even believed in divorce until after I got married. ~Diane Ford


As a man, I've learned that there is nothing easier in married life than pleasing your wife with your cooking. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage. ~Gloria Steinem


Courtship to marriage is as a very witty prologue to a very dull play. ~William Congreve, The Old Bachelor, 1693


If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books. ~Alan King


They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. ~Alexander Pope, The Wife of Bath, 1713


Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up. ~Evelyn Hendrickson


When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels desert heaven and come and sit in that house and sing for joy. ~The Brahma Sutras


Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock. ~Author Unknown


If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry. ~Anton Chekhov


The music at a marriage procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers entering on a battle. ~Heinrich Heine, "Thoughts and Fancies," translated from German by John Snodgrass


The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him. ~Cher


If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest. ~Kin Hubbard


Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Men, 1850


When a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. ~Prince Philip


You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, 'cause she'll want to have videos of the wedding. ~Attributed to a 10-year-old named Jim


It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I'm just a kid. I don't need that kind of trouble. ~Attributed to a 7-year-old named Kenny, when asked if it's better to be single or married


Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder. ~Thornton Wilder


No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single. ~H.L. Mencken


Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance. ~Michel de Montaigne


I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage, and guarantee he'd be dead within the year. ~Bette Davis


Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards. ~Madeleine de Scudery


Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. ~Josh Billings


Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows - marriage does. ~Groucho Marx


Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married? ~Barbra Streisand


No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married. ~Benjamin Disraeli


In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar, a custom which is still continued. ~Helen Rowland, Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, 1909


He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of. ~Mae West


The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. ~A.P. Herbert


Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake. ~Elbert Hubbard


Marriage means commitment. Of course, so does insanity. ~Author unknown


Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary


The Delights of Wisdom concerning Conjugial Love: After Which Follow the Pleasures of Insanity... ~Emanuel Swedenborg, title of 1768 book, translated from the Latin [Just a little truncated silliness. Please note this is not used as intended, and I chopped off the end of the title ("concerning scortatory love"). And 'conjugial' means marriage. -tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Love Quotes, Sayings, Verses Quotations about Love

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-ExupИry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis GalantiХre


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire. ~FranГois VI de la Rochefoucault

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

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 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


You know you have found love when you can't find your way back. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


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 cures people≈both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. ~Karl Menninger


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


Love is staying up all night with a sick child ≈ or a healthy adult. ~David Frost


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


While duty measures the regard it owes
With scrupulous precision and nice justice,
Love never reasons, but profusely gives,
Gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all,
And trembles then, lest it has done too little.
~Hannah More


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


Take love as a sober man takes wine; do not become a drunkard. If your mistress is sincere and faithful, love her for that; but if she is not, if she is merely young and beautiful, love her for that; if she is agreeable and spirituelle, love her for that; if she is none of these things but merely loves you, love her for that. Love does not come to us every day. ~Alfred de Musset, The Confession of a Child of the Century/La Confession d'un enfant du siХcle, 1836, Desgenais to Octave, translated from French by Kendall Warren


It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken. ~Marguerite de Valois


Love.... Its eternal goal is life.... No one who has ever brought up a child can doubt for a moment that love is literally the life-giving fluid of human existence. ~Smiley Blanton, quoted in Woman's Home Companion, 1956


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, rbrault.blogspot.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 is moonlight all about
And there's no moon above.
~E.Y. "Yip" Harburg & Fred Saidy
[I first wrote this down as a young teenager riding in my parents' car one night. It was on their oldies radio station, and I loved the line. For years I didn't know the attribution, but I am so grateful to Katherine who wrote to let me know that it's in the dialogue just before the song "Old Devil Moon" in the musical Finian's Rainbow. Thank you! -tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


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 BrontК


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, rbrault.blogspot.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. ~FranГois VI de la Rochefoucault


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


No one complains of being a prisoner of love who has ever been a prisoner of loneliness. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


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-ExupИry, 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


My opinion of love is, that it acts upon the human heart precisely as a nutmeg-grater acts upon a nutmeg. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley ["Shelley seldom indulged in a pleasantry, and William Godwin as seldom reported one; a jest of the former, given on the relation of the latter, is at least a rarity of facetiousness." ~Thomas Jefferson Hogg -tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


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


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


[T]here is no hope for us in this painful, mysterious world save in giving ourselves to love. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens


[Victor's] heart was on the sunny side of love... ~Jean Paul Friedrich Richter, Hesperus, or Forty-Five Dog-Post-Days: A Biography, translated from German by Charles T. Brooks, 1865


Love is a condition where the world seems to be standing still, and it's you who are spinning on your axis. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


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


For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love. ~Carl Sagan


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


Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. ~Leo Tolstoy


A good speech has a beginning, a middle and an end, the best example being, "I love you." ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


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, jebdickerson.com


Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times. ~Rita Rudner


Fall not in love therefore; it will stick to your face. ~Tony Hendra, "Deteriorata"


Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so. ~Charles du Bos


It is a general rule, to which there is no exception, that man must love something. Under certain circumstances you would love even a rattlesnake; the loving fibre in man cannot remain entirely inert. The human soul abhors a vacuum; observe attentively the most hardened egoist, and at last you will find, like a little flower among the stones, an affection hidden under a fold of his soul. ~Claude Tillier (1801–1844), My Uncle Benjamin: A Humorous, Satirical, and Philosophical Novel, 1843, translated from the French by Benjamin R. Tucker, 1890 [a little altered -tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. ~D.H. Lawrence


What an infinity of bliss the possession of your love seemed to me ≈ the future so full of passionate sweet life that my spirit shrank blinded from trying to explore it; I stopped content with the delicious sense of that moment alone. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens


Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch. ~Cathy Carlyle


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


It's a life-long battle, perhaps worth fighting, to try to love someone through the chinks in their armor. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. ~Bruce Lee


Life only starts when love comes. ~From the movie Bill of Divorcement, 1932


Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: -
So many times do I love again.
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes


What good is love if you never ask anything of it? ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. ~George Jean Nathan


Love makes time pass; time makes love pass. ~French Proverb


True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach (Thanks, Bonnie)


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


It is not that love is blind. It is that love sees with a painter's eye, finding the essence that renders all else background. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Love may be blind, but if you've ever known a blind person, they still know where everything is. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


I love you as you are, but do not tell me how that is. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


When you're attracted to someone it just means that your subconscious is attracted to their subconscious, subconsciously, so what we know as fate is two neuroses knowing that they're a perfect match. ~Jeff Arch, Nora Ephron, and David S. Ward, Sleepless in Seattle


Platonic love is love from the neck up. ~Thyra Smater Winsolow


The music may have stopped but my heart beats to another tune, this rhythm called love. ~A.C. Van Cherub, 2009


She stole a piece of my heart but I couldn't ask for a better place I'd rather be imprisoned. ~Craig D. Slovak


We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. ~Tom Robbins


The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. ~Margaret Atwood


Voluptuous bloom and fragrance rare
The summer to its rose may bring;
Far sweeter to the wooing air
The hidden violet of spring.
Still, still that lovely ghost appears,
Too fair, too pure, to bid depart;
No riper love of later years
Can steal its beauty from the heart.
~Bayard Taylor, "Young Love"


Love touches the soul and awakens a desire so powerful that even the most vigilant heart is lured by its radiance. ~Jamie Lynn Morris


I am too amorous,-yes, I am too much in love with love... ~Octave Mirbeau, A Chambermaid's Diary, translated from the French by Benjamin R. Tucker, 1900


But I think it is hardly an argument against a man's general strength of character, that he should be apt to be mastered by love. A fine constitution doesn't insure one against small-pox or any other of those inevitable diseases. A man may be very firm in other matters, and yet be under a sort of witchery from a woman. ~George Eliot, Adam Bede


Love is not about grand intentions. It is about small attentions. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~Rumi


Love! Immortality! it speedily became so hot in my breast, that I thought the geographers had misplaced the equator, and that it now ran directly through my heart. And from my heart poured out the feeling of love;≈it poured forth with wild longing into the broad night. The flowers in the garden beneath my window breathed a stronger perfume. Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart feels most powerful emotions in the night, when it believes itself to be alone and unperceived, so also do the flowers, soft-minded, yet ashamed, appear to await for concealing darkness, that they may give themselves wholly up to their feelings, and breathe them out in sweet odours. Pour forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond yon blue mountain for the loved one of my dreams! ~Heinrich Heine, "The Hartz Journey" (1824), Pictures of Travel, translated from German by Charles Godfrey Leland, 1855


Sometimes love needs a rest from caring, and so bears for an intolerable few hours the guilt of not caring. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It's a matter of what's happening in your heart. ~Ken Keyes


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~Lao Tzu


You really shouldn't say "I love you" unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget. ~Author unknown, attributed to an 8-year-old named Jessica


Some say that true love is a mirage; seek it anyway, for all else is surely desert. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have penetrated the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet. What philosophy can calculate the vibrations of the heart before it can distinguish the colours of love? ~Pisistratus Caxton, What Will He Do With It?


[T]he wanderlust can eat the heart out of love itself if love is fed only on the everyday joys and sorrows. ~Grace Isabel Colbron, book review of The Trail of the Hawk by Sinclair Lewis, 1915


[I]f you are truly a man, sure of yourself and confident of your strength, you may taste of life without fear and without reserve; you may be sad or joyous, deceived or respected; but be sure you are loved, for what matters the rest? ~Alfred de Musset, The Confession of a Child of the Century/La Confession d'un enfant du siХcle, 1836, Desgenais to Octave, translated from French by Kendall Warren


So dear I love him, that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life. ~John Milton


Feelings pass like clouds but love endures like the sky. ~Peter Roberts (Omnipresent Love, @evolvewithlove)


In the midst of pain and urgent trouble we can not realize the supreme happiness of being loved ≈ sweetest and deepest of all meditations.... ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens


Love is the second prevailing virtue, that adorns her character. Without it she is like a closed blossom which exhibits neither its beauty or its fragrance; love reveals her inward mystery. ~Frederick A. Rauch, "Of Woman," Psychology; or, A View of the Human Soul: Including Anthropology, Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures, Delivered to the Junior Class Marshall College, Penn., 1840


Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. ~Zelda Fitzgerald


For some it is love undeniably. For others it is making it work, never actually knowing what it is. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Love is the law of life. ~Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


Are you a man, Octave? Do you see the leaves falling from the trees, the sun rising and setting? Do you hear the ticking of the clock of time with each pulsation of your heart? Is there, then, such a difference between the love of a year and the love of an hour? I challenge you to answer that, you fool, as you sit there looking out at the infinite through a window not larger than your hand. ~Alfred de Musset, The Confession of a Child of the Century/La Confession d'un enfant du siХcle, 1836, Desgenais to Octave, translated from French by Kendall Warren


Candle light, moon light, star light,
The brightest glow is from love light.
~Terri Guillemets


Men love because they are afraid of themselves, afraid of the loneliness that lives in them, and need someone in whom they can lose themselves as smoke loses itself in the sky. ~V.F. Calverton


Lovers needn't always agree, anymore than poetry need always rhyme. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


To lovers! ≈ the have-been's, the are-now's, and the may-be's. ~Minna Thomas Antrim, A Book of Toasts, 1902


Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too. ~Author unknown, attributed to an 8-year-old named Greg


What we seek in the end is not unconditional love but a love for which we, uniquely in all the world, meet all the conditions. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Lust fades, so you'd better be with someone who can stand you. ~Alan Zweibel and Jessie Nelson, The Story of Us


Ah! a blessing beyond all fate
My sole mate 'tis my soul mate.
~Pixie Foudre


I see that you believe in love such as the poets and romancers have represented... The poets represent love as the sculptors design beauty, as the musicians create melody; that is to say, endowed with an exquisite nervous organization, they gather up with discerning ardor the purest elements of life, the most beautiful lines of matter, and the most harmonious voices of nature.... To try to find in real life such love as this, eternal and absolute, is the same thing as to seek on the public squares such a woman as Venus or to expect nightingales to sing the symphonies of Beethoven. ~Alfred de Musset, The Confession of a Child of the Century/La Confession d'un enfant du siХcle, 1836, Desgenais to Octave, translated from French by Kendall Warren


Love is a Mystery. You can't find it; it has to find you. ~Author Unknown


Tumbling and playing, young and free
Moving targets we were
But Cupid's arrow
is heat-seeking, and found, and pierced.
~Terri Guillemets


The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved ≈ loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. ~Victor Hugo


Love is the greatest refreshment in life. ~Pablo Picasso


So I'll sit and rock and be happy,
And meditate mostly on love!...
Love for my mother and dad...
And love for the friends I have had!
Love for the blessings God gives me,
Love for the sunshine and showers,
Love for the creatures God put here,
And love for the trees and the flowers...
~Gertrude Buckingham, "To Ruth Ann"


Your fortune is misfortune if it is not Love. ~Silent Lotus


Sometimes a couple stays together for the sake of the kids ≈ two kids who pledged to be forever true. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they're not much to look at, or even if they're sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, 1945


Love never lets you get away with an unspoken lie. It makes you tell it. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Love means nothing in tennis, but it's everything in life. ~Author Unknown


Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends. ~Author Unknown


Happiness is having everything you've worked for and someone for whom you'd give it all up who would never ask you to. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


You see, I'd never stopped to wonder why it was that millions of boys all over creation weren't seeing her and instantly falling in love with her, worshipping her body and mind and soul and spirit as I did. It never occurred to me until this precise moment that maybe lots of boys wouldn't have thought she was gorgeous. Maybe she only seemed so gorgeous to me because ≈ and this is the shocker ≈ her face came alive when I walked in front of it. ~Author Unknown [Hey, y'all. I got this from Sassy magazine years ago - 1987, I believe - but then I lost it; does anyone know the attribution?-tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


I'm so in love, every time I look at you my soul gets dizzy. ~Terri Guillemets


Before you love, learn to run through the snow leaving no footprint. ~Turkish Proverb


Friendship, as some sage poet sings,
Is chasten'd Love, depriv'd of wings,
Without all wish or power to wander;
Less volatile, but not less tender:
Yet says the proverb≈"Sly and slow
"Love creeps, even where he cannot go;"
To clip his pinions then is vain,
His old propensities remain;
And she, who years beyond fifteen,
Has counted twenty, may have seen
How rarely unplum'd Love will stay;
He flies not≈but he coolly walks away.
~Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806), "On the Aphorism, 'L'AmitiИ est l' Amour sans ailes.'"


What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. ~Pearl Bailey


Love is how you earn your wings. ~Karen Goldman


Love is when you can be your true self with someone, and you only want to be your true self because of them. ~Terri Guillemets


To find love some day-there was a fit ambition for every human heart! But how often it was pushed aside by greed, by cynicism, by selfishness, by fear-by any number of cold and worldly things! ~Burton E. Stevenson, The Kingmakers, "Chapter XIX: Selden Takes an Inventory," 1922


You know it's true love when reality sets in and it doesn't change a thing. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


It is really one moment of looking love dead in the eye that takes us everywhere in a flash. ~Swami Chetanananda


Christianity claims to be pre-eminently the religion of love, in the widest sense of that term.... it cannot be denied that much good would have resulted if more emphasis had been placed by the Apostles on certain phases of the domestic relations. That Romantic Love is not alluded to in the New Testament need not cause any surprise, for that sentiment cannot have existed in those days when Courtship and Individual Choice were unknown. But there are passages in St. Paul's writings which were probably the seeds from which grew the mediæval contempt for marriage and women. And although marriage is now zealously guarded by the Church, Love of the romantic sort is no doubt looked upon even to‑day by many an austere clergyman as a harmless youthful epidemic-a sort of emotional measles-rather than as a new æsthetico-moral sentiment destined to become the strongest of all agencies working for the improvement of the personal appearance, social condition, and happiness of mankind. ~Henry T. Finck, "Christianity and Love," Romantic Love and Personal Beauty: Their Development, Causal Relations, Historic and National Peculiarities, 1887


Once a man has won a woman's love, the love is his forever. He can only lose the woman. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Love, love, love ≈ all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures. ~Germaine Greer


We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. ~W. Somerset Maugham


We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness ≈ and call it love ≈ true love. ~Robert Fulghum, True Love


I saw them kissing in the shade
and knew the sum of all my lore:
God gave them Youth, God gave them Love,
and even God can give no more.
~Frederic Ridgely Torrence, The House of a Hundred Lights: A Psalm of Experience After Reading a Couplet of Bidpai, 1899


Before you pledge your undying love to someone, make them promise they won't die. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ~Voltaire


In a deep moment of love, thinking stops. The moment is so intriguing, the moment is so tremendously powerful, the moment is so intensely alive, that thinking stops. You are simply in awe, a great wonder surrounds you. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh


Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. ~William Shakespeare


There's no denying that the only real unhappiness in life is losing a man.... Death isn't nature's greatest mistake - falling in love is. If we didn't do that, all the misery in life would be cut right out of it. Oh my goodness, so would all the fun. So, what are you gonna do about it. ~When Ladies Meet, 1941 movie written by Rachel Crothers, John Meehan, Leon Gordon, S.K. Lauren, and Anita Loos, spoken by the character Bridgie Drake [I got this directly from the later movie, but I'm not sure if the same quote is also in the 1933 movie or the 1932 play - does anyone out there know? -tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones. ~Rabindranath Tagore


Life can be hard but if you've got somebody to love - yay! ~Terri Guillemets


Love is why I came here in the first place. ~John Denver


Love is at first a set of delusions, which, as time goes by, are discarded like training wheels, and you love truly. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Your love has gone all through my body
like honey in water,
as a drug is mixed into spices,
as water is mingled with wine....
~Author Unknown


Oh! my friend, when you feel bursting on your lips the vow of eternal love, do not be afraid to yield, but do not confound wine with intoxication; do not think the cup divine because the draft is of celestial flavor; do not be astonished to find it broken and empty in the evening. ~Alfred de Musset, The Confession of a Child of the Century/La Confession d'un enfant du siХcle, 1836, Desgenais to Octave, translated from French by Kendall Warren


Love is metaphysical gravity. ~R. Buckminster Fuller


Love is my religion - I could die for it. ~John Keats


It is not necessary to be strong in every place if in the place you are vulnerable, you are loved. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex. ~Dan Greenburg


Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. ~Author Unknown


Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. ~Author Unknown


Everyone has that one thing that's totally illogical, which if you really want to love that person, you've just got to accept. ~Terri Guillemets


If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? ~Author Unknown


Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. ~Author Unknown


No maths can entail love,
lovers belong to infinity.
~Terri Guillemets


A man finds love and is satisfied. A woman finds love and insists on turning it into happiness. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


I tell again the oldest and the newest story of all the world, - the story of Invincible Love! This tale divine - ancient as the beginning of things, fresh and young as the passing hour - has forms and names various as humanity. ~Amelia E. Huddleston Barr, A Rose of a Hundred Leaves: A Love Story, 1891


Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. ~Kay Knudsen


For without love we will lose the will to live. Our mental and physical vitality is impaired, our resistance is lowered, and we succumb to illnesses that often prove fatal. We may escape actual death, but what remains is a meager and barren existence, emotionally so impoverished that we can only be called half alive. ~Smiley Blanton, Love or Perish


Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another. ~Henry Louis Mencken


Love knows no answer for it does not question. ~Silent Lotus


You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry. ~Author Unknown


Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our hearts. ~Author Unknown


True love is when you put someone on a pedestal, and they fall ≈ but you are there to catch them. ~Author Unknown


She thinks your lady-love will rule you as the moon rules the tides. ~George Eliot, Adam Bede


You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well. ~Author Unknown


Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author Unknown


Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you - but trusting them not to. ~Author unknown


There is a language of love, which is to say, a truth that does not tell all and a lie that does not deceive. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. ~Author Unknown


The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. ~Thomas Merton


Love is not blind ≈ it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less. ~Julins Gordon


And what's romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything as you like it, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose, and it's always daisy-time. ~D.H. Lawrence


Love is given to us as a time, but to keep it always, we must make it a place. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world. ~Author Unknown


No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes


Be it in the garden, the nursery or the bedroom, a loving touch compensates for an unskilled hand. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


I guess, when you get down to it, a loving touch compensates for an unskilled hand about everywhere except in an airplane cockpit. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


I am so tired ≈ so tired.
I see too many people,
Read too many books.
Do too many things.
I hate the theaters,
I hate my work,
I want you, ≈ only you....
Come to me between the cool sheets
And let me burrow my head in your shoulder....
~Pauline Cohn, "Rest"


It's so easy to fall in love but hard to find someone who will catch you. ~Author Unknown


I'm far from perfect, but I'll be perfect for that imperfect person that's perfect for me. ~Amanda Bynes


Passion spins around love and I am dizzy around you always. ~Terri Guillemets


When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. ~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


And he could glance at her continually as she bent over the fruit, while the level evening sunbeams stole through the thick apple-tree boughs and rested on her round cheek and neck as if they too were in love with her. ~George Eliot, Adam Bede


Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two. ~Louis de BerniХres, Captain Corelli's Mandolin


Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Outlawed, but not alone, for Love
Is outlawed, too.
You cannot banish us, proud world:
We banish you.
~Alfred Noyes, "The Outlaw," The Century Magazine, January 1912


Come live in my heart and pay no rent. ~Samuel Lover


Romance is dead ≈ it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece. ~Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons


If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus. ~Emma Goldman, The Tragedy of Women's Emancipation


Lust never apologizes
Love never needs to.
~Terri Guillemets


I but know that I love thee, whatever thou art. ~Thomas Moore


When I am gone, my love, do not look for me in the places we used to go to together. Look for me in the places we always planned to go to together. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Love isn't blind, it's retarded. ~Don Foster and Susan Beavers, Two and a Half Men


Free love? as if love is anything but free. Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. ~Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love


I offer you the remedy of Free Love as an antidote for enforced lust, and the world will have to take it before the disease can be cured. ~Victoria Claflin Woodhull Martin, Tried As By Fire; or, The True and the False, Socially.


Everyone wants to be the sun that lifts up your life, but I'd rather be your moon, so I may shine on you during your darkest hour when the sun isn't around and the ghost white moonbeams will allow you to find comfort in my arms. ~Craig D. Slovak


Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. ~Miguel de Unamuno


If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. ~Michel de Montaigne


May love touch every brutal soldier and every uncherished heart. ~Terri Guillemets


I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. ~Javan


Like I've always said, love wouldn't be blind if the braille weren't so damned much fun. ~Armistead Maupin, Maybe the Moon (Thanks, David)


Part of the reason that men seem so much less loving than women is that men's behavior is measured with a feminine ruler. ~Francesca M. Cancian


What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you. ~Author Unknown


A heart that loves is always young. ~Greek Proverb


If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Claudia Adrienne Grandi, as quoted in The Rockmart Journal (Rockmart, Georgia), May 27th 1992 (Thanks, Garson O'Toole of quoteinvestigator.com!)


It's hard to defeat a woman in love. ~Terri Guillemets


Falling in love is so hard on the knees. ~Aerosmith


In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. ~Hans Nouwens


Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages. ~Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past: Cities of the Plain, 1922


In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head. ~Terri Guillemets


The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. ~G.K. Chesterton


I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes


My heart quotes your love for me, not in words but in heartbeats. ~Terri Guillemets


Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. ~George Bernard Shaw


The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence. ~Edward Thomas


[W]hen you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

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