The heart is a small thing but

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

Theres no denying that the only real

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  (not sure if this is also in the 1933 movie or 1932 play – anyone know?)TPV

When youre in love you never really

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

When youre attracted to someone it just

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

They who meet on an april night

They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there’s moonlight all about and there’s no moon above.  ~E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Fred Saidy, dialogue just before the song "Old Devil Moon" in the musical Finian’s Rainbow  (Thanks, Katherine!)

The hours i spend with you look

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

Love a wildly misunderstood although highly

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

Desire creates havoc when it is the

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, 1960CDN

Love is no respecter of age or

Love is no respecter of age or practicality
Neither morality: unabashed
She enters where she will
Unheeding that her immortal fires
Burn up human hearts…
~Phillip Pulfrey, from Beyond Mesee Nov2008 email, www.originals.net

My heart to you is given oh

My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We’ll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
~Frederick Saunders

You really shouldnt say i love you

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

Your love has gone all through my

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

Some women love only what they can

Some women love only what they can hold in their arms; others, only what they can’t.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN

I wanted a perfect ending now ive

I wanted a perfect ending.  Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.  Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.  ~Gilda Radner

He dares to be a fool and

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.  ~James Gibbons Huneker

Let now the chimneys blaze and cups

Let now the chimneys blaze
And cups o’erflow with wine;
Let well-tuned words amaze
With harmony divine….
~Thomas Campion, "Winter Nights"

Love is a symbol of eternity it

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

The child offered the mothers breast will

The child, offered the mother’s breast,
Will not in the beginning grab it;
But soon it clings to it with zest.
And thus at wisdom’s copious breasts
You’ll drink each day with greater zest.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is easier to find a score

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.  ~A.A. Hodge

I almost wish we were butterflies and

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.  ~John Keats

Until then mio dolce amor a thousand

Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.  ~Napolean Bonaparte, letter to wife Josephine, December 1795

The beginning of love is to let

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 Mertonfeb11mail

Were all a little weird and life

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 LoveTPV

How my memory treasures every sweet stray

How my memory treasures every sweet stray moment of our past ? handclasp, kiss and heart-beat, the passion of those dear unfathomable eyes, the rustle of garments, the gliding steps and lingering farewells! ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate StephensTPVgb, Smith b.1849-d.1877, Stephens b.1853-d.1938; Smith was Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Kansas from 1872-1875

What 34love34 is i dont know if

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

Happy trails to you until we meet

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It’s the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here’s a happy one for you.
~Dale Evans

May you always have work for your

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
~Irish Blessing

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom. ~Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911

All commands from your lips are sweet

All commands from your lips are sweet…. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate StephensTPVgb, Smith b.1849-d.1877, Stephens b.1853-d.1938; Smith was Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Kansas from 1872-1875

Love is the flower of life and

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