Yet the lips that touch liquor must never touch mine!
George W. Young
in it there are many dark places.
But still there is much that is fair.
And though in all lands, love is now
mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.
J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)
but I know that when we die and it comes time
for God to judge us, he will not ask,
'How many good things have you done in your life?'
rather he will ask,
'How much love did you put into what you did?'
it jumps from admiration to love,
from love to matrimony in a moment.
and between the heartbeats of those two great mysteries lies
all the tangled undergrowth of our tiny lives.
There is nowhere to go but through.
And so we walk on, lost, and lost again,
in the mapless wilderness of love.
Tim Farrington (The Monk Downstairs)
Will you still be sending me a Valentine,
birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I'd been out till quarter to three would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?
John Lennon & Paul McCartney
with play on his mind? ("First Love")
John A. Zammit
One thing I truly knew - knew it in the pit of my stomach,
in the center of my bones, knew it from the crown
of my head to the soles of my feet,
knew it deep in my empty chest - was how love gave someone
the power to break you.
I'd been broken beyond repair.
Stephenie Meyer (New Moon)
being honest with the other person at all times
telling, listening, respecting the truth
and never pretending
Love is the source of reality
Susan Polis Schutz
and men below, and the saints above,
for love is heaven, and heaven is love.
I shall not live in vain.
Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Two hearts that beat as one.
In the hatred of a minute.
Edgar Allan Poe
there is little likelihood of a love for man that
does not become corrupt.
that makes unhappy marriages.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or
just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
the chiefest among ten thousand.
Bible, Song of Solomon