To sing is to love and affirm,
to fly and to soar,
to coast into the hearts of the people
to tell them that life is to live,
that love is there,
that nothing is a promise,
but that beauty exists,
and must be hunted for and found.
-Joan Baez (Daybreak 1968)
Life is just a bowl of
cherries, don’t take it
serious, its mysterious.
Life is just a bowl of
cherries, so live and laugh
and laugh at love, love a
laugh, laugh and love.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb. -Robert Browning
Her eyes are gleaming with love.
Love at first sight
What are the odds of it
Going any further
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …”
– Marcus Aurelius
Spring rides no horses down the hill,
But comes on foot, a goose-girl still.
And all the loveliest things there be
Come simply, so, it seems to me.
If ever I said, in grief or pride,
I tired of honest things, I lied:
And should be cursed forevermore
With Love in laces, like a whore,
And neighbours cold, and friends unsteady,
And Spring on horseback, like a lady!
By Edna St. Vincent Millay
“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.”
– Dalai Lama
“Love is like a flower-you’ve got to let it grow.”
– John Lennon
“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”
– John Lennon
“When you cook it should be an act of love. To put a frozen bag in the microwave for your child is an act of hate.” – Raymond Blanc
Paris ‘love locks’ removed from Pont des Arts bridge – in pictures
“From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war.” –
We need more light
about each other. Light
love, love creates
patience, and patience
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. -George Santayana
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I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them. — Diana, Princess of Wales
Though lovers be lost love shall not. — Dylan Thomas
If music be the food of love, play on. — William Shakespeare
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. — Marcus Aurelius
How I love Lucy was born? We decided to that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them.
– Lucille Ball
From my email inbox:
A middle-aged couple had finally learned how to send and receive texts
on their cell phones.
The wife, being a romantic at heart, decided one day that she’d send
her husband a text while she was
out of the house having coffee with a friend.
If you are sleeping, send me your dreams.
If you are laughing, send me your smile.
If you are eating, send me a bite.
If you are drinking, send me a sip.
If you are crying, send me your tears.
I love you.
The husband, being a no-nonsense sort of guy, texted back:
I’m on the toilet. Please advise.
(Brings a tear to the eye, doesn’t it?)
Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.
– Woody Allen
I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
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It’s not that often we see a truly devoted couple they are.
If people walk in the woods for the love of them half of each day, they are in danger of being regarded as loafers; but if they spend their whole days as speculators, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, they are esteemed industrious and enterprising citizens. As if a town had no interest in forests but to cut them down!
-Henry David Thoreau