Sunday, February 10, 2008

on love

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction." -Saint Exupery

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." -Ingrid Bergman

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen." -La Rochefoucauld

"Love is a promise delivered already broken." - Steve Martin

"Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all." -St. Augustine

"To love another person is to see the face of God." -Les Miserables

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."-Alexander Smith

"There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not." -La Rochefoucauld

"Blushing is the color of virtue." –Diogenes

"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand." –Unknown

"Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost." -Kaleel Jamison

"We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." – Anonymous

"Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words." - Fr. Jerome Cumming

"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

"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

"The course of true love never did run smooth." - William Shakespeare

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting." -Mother Theresa

happy valentine's day.


Notta Wallflower said...

Happy Valentine's Day (a few days early)! I like the one by Shakespeare about love never running smoothly. That certainly fits the loves in my life. :-)

TheCleaningWoman said...

I love some of those quotes.

Jamie Dawn said...

I didn't know that the quote "Better to have loved and lost..." was from St. Augustine. I've heard the quote over the years, but did not know from whence it came. Thanks for adding another groove to my brain.
My hubby was out of town on Valentine's Day, so we just talked on the phone. I didn't have any chocolate since I'm still watching my calories. I plan to splurge this Sunday and eat whatever I want. I look forward to that blessed and glorious day.
I hope you are doing well.

Jamie Dawn said...

Hope you are having a LOVERLY week.


If your week has not been good, have one chocolate truffle and do a bit of loud cursing. That may help a little.

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm mailing your surprise tomorrow!!!
I hope you like what I'm sending.
If not, pretend like you do.