Love Quotes

Proud pied April, dressed in all his trim, hath put a spirit of youth in every thing

Monday, April 5th, 2010
Spring flowers

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leapt with him…

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I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be!

Friday, March 26th, 2010
rainbow colored bottles

I pass the lighted window of a shop where perfume is sold. The window is filled with pieces of colored glass, tiny transparent bottles in delicate colors, like bits of a shattered rainbow. Then all at once my sister touches my…

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We love only what we do not wholly possess

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
mirror

I must choose to cease from suffering or cease from loving. For, just as in the beginning it is formed by desire, so afterwards love is kept in existence only by a painful anxiety. I felt part of Albertine’s life eluded me. Love, in…

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Even when they were two worn-out people they kept on blooming like little children

Saturday, March 6th, 2010
playful dogs

Petra Cotes, for her part, loved him more and more as she felt his love increasing, and that was how in the ripeness of autumn she began to believe once more in the youthful superstition that poverty was the servitude of love. Both…

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A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: its loveliness increases

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
shining water

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing…

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A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil

Sunday, February 14th, 2010
veiled window

Physical fulfillment makes its presence known, while still remaining hidden. The heart draws back from this fulfillment in order to love more. Marius’s wooing, pervaded as it was with fantasy, was, so to speak, ethereal. The birds when…

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She walks in Beauty, like the night

Saturday, February 13th, 2010
night sky moving

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light…

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The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost

Friday, February 12th, 2010
bird on one leg

All pessimism has a secret optimism for its object. All surrender of life, all denial of pleasure, darkness, all austerity, all desolation has for its real aim is this separation of something so that it may be poignantly and…

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If there are as many minds as there are men, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts

Friday, February 12th, 2010
lips

“I’m surprised at the parents! They say it’s a marriage of passion.”

“Of passion? What antediluvian thoughts you have! Who talks about passions these days?” said the ambassador’s wife.

“What’s to be done? This stupid old fashion hasn’t gone…”

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Love seemed to call me, but it was a wrong number

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
soup tureen

“…Jeeves,” I said, “nothing seems to matter.”

“No, sir?”

“No, Jeeves. A woman has tossed my heart lightly away, but what of it?”

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Can it be right to give what I can give?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Venitian glass

To let thee sit beneath the fall of tears
As salt as mine, and hear the sighing years
Re-sighing on my lips renunciative
Through those infrequent smiles which fail to live…

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The face of all the world is changed… since first I heard the footsteps of thy soul

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
grand canyon

Move still, oh, still, beside me, as they stole
Betwixt me and the dreadful outer brink
Of obvious death, where I, who thought to sink,
Was caught up into love, and taught the whole…

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