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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

You know youre in love when you

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 would give a law to lovers

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

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

How did it happen that their lips

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