Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. ~William Shakespeare
Lastly, do I vow, that mine eyes desire you above all things. ~Catherine of Aragon, 1535
My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We’ll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence. ~Edward Thomas
When I am with you, the only place I want to be is closer. ~Author Unknown
Let now the chimneys blaze
And cups o’erflow with wine;
Let well-tuned words amaze
With harmony divine….
~Thomas Campion, "Winter Nights"
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. ~William Shakespeare
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 kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire. ~Napolean Bonaparte, letter to wife Josephine, December 1795
Two souls, one heart. ~French saying used on poesy rings
Her very frowns are fairer far
Than smiles of other maidens are.
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
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
Ah me! why may not love and life be one? ~Henry TimrodQSO
You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. ~Dr. Seuss
Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde
In melody divine,
My heart it beats to rapturous love,
I long to call you mine.
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524WLBUQ
He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. ~Leo TolstoyCUL
Many are the starrs I see, but in my eye no starr like thee. ~English saying used on poesy rings
The Oriole weds his mottled mate,
The Lily weds the bee;
Heaven’s marriage ring is round the earth,
Let me bind thee?
Two lovers in the rain have no need of an umbrella. ~Japanese Proverb
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. ~Victor Hugo
Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words. ~Margaret Mitchell
My debt to you, Belovèd,
Is one I cannot pay
In any coin of any realm
On any reckoning day.
~Jessie B. RittenhouseQSO
Angels, pixies, faerie dust
Treading love and living lust.
My whole heart for my whole life. ~French saying used on poesy rings
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
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