“Love Is Friendship Set On Fire”
~ Jeremy Taylor
“Even after all this time, The sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky.” ~ Hafiz, Persian mystic and poet.
Love is the poetry of the senses.~Honore de Balzac
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. ~Barbara De Angelis
“Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other.”– M. Scott Peck.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen
“Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one. To love is to be vulnerable.” ~C. S. Lewis~
To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you’re getting this down. ~ Woody Allen
“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” ~ Charlie Brown
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.~Eric Fromm
If you want to get together in any exclusive situation and have people love you, fine- but to hang all this desperate sociology on the idea of The Cloud-Guy who has The Big Book, who knows if you’ve been bad or good – and CARES about any of it – to hang it all on that, folks, is the chimpanzee part of the brain working. –Frank Zappa, musician
…We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
I have loved to the point of madness;
That which is called madness,
That which to me,
Is the only sensible way to love.
~ F. Sagan
Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman’s toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace. ~ Marianne Williamson
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller
Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. ~Morihei Ueshiba
And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to Blossom ~ Anais Nin, from the poem Risk
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can only fly while embracing each other.
~ Lucian de Croszonza
Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
“The key is to listen to your heart and let it carry you in the direction of your dreams. I’ve learned that it’s possible to set your sights high and achieve your dreams and do it with integrity, character, and love. And each day that you’re moving toward your dreams without compromising who you are, you’re winning.” – Michael Dell. founder, Dell Computer.
Then I did the simplest thing in the world. I leaned down and kissed him… and the world cracked open. ~Agnes de Mille