By B.K. |
Date: 2011 Jun 10
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Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does."
"In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future."
"Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. [The Song Of Solomon 2:5]"
"Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it."
"It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it."
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
"Love, love, love -- all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness."
They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love."
"The hottest love has the coldest end."
"If somebody says, ''I love you,'' to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol-holder requires? ''I love you, too. ''"