“If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?”
“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”
“Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.”
“What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.”
“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.”
–Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670
“Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.”
“Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.”
–Percy Bysshe Shelley
“It’s not the men in my life that count — it’s the life in my men.”
A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
“Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.”
“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”
–Rita Mae Brown
“True love stories never have endings.”
“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”
“When love is not madness, it is not love.”
–Pedro Calderon de la Barca
“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”
–Zora Neale Hurston
“Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.”
“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”
–Henry Van Dyke
“Love is a game that two can play and both win.”
“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.”
“Falling in love is so hard on the knees.”
“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.”
“Love – a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.”
” Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.”
–Jerome K. Jerome
I claim there ain’t
As great as Valentine.
“I’ve fallen in love many times… always with you.”
“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.”
“Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our hearts.”
“Love is being stupid together.”
“Like I’ve always said, love wouldn’t be blind if the braille weren’t so damned much fun.”
And this bonus quote section by amateurs–readers of the Washington Post.
The Washington Post asked readers to come up with inept romantic sentiments for Valentine’s Day. The five most unusual:
* Your kisses are sweeter than wine, but without the paper bag.
* I am irrationally exuberant for you in the third quarter of my fiscal life, with rising indicators.
* My love for you runs hotter than a ‘74 Nova with a V-8 engine and a busted water
* Darling, you make me as hot as those hand dryers in a turnpike restroom.
* If we were cockroaches, I’d want to have all 456,845 of your children.