I am looking for a short line or two about love, commitment, marriage all of that stuff. I need it for a “Save-the-date” postcard for my wedding. Anything it fine as long as it can be attributed, I don’t want to plagerize anyone. So please post your personal favorites lines…so that I may steal them.
“Life is a glorious cycle of song, A melody extemporania;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong—And I am Marie of Roumania.”
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
“That’s the most ridiculous thing I ever heard.”
Barbara Steisand and Ryan O’Neil in ‘What’s Up, Doc?’
Eve’s quote works best if your name really is Marie of Roumania.
My favorite is “Some love lasts a life time. True love lasts forever.” But, where I have only seen it says Unknown.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixèd mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come.
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out ev’n to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Forgot the citation: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116
Okay, I am back. (I am trying to get to 500 posts before my year is up. I hear they kick you out if you don’t)
I was still looking and came up with these.
Love is friendship set to music.
E. Joseph Crossmann (I really like that one)
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
“To love another person is to see the face of God.”
Here are some good Love-themed ones.
This one was a reading at my own wedding:
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
love is a place
& through this place of
(with brightness of peace)
yes is a world
& in this world of
*Every night I’m floating over you my love
Every night I dream I’m under you
Well I’m alter-bound and under-dressed
Just slightly out of order
Hanging on the fringe of daylight’s
Soft and pitchy border
By The Himalayans
This excerpt from Chapter 13 of St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians has always been my favorite:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
Zarathustra, that’s my favorite poem. But too long, methinks. Another Shakespeare quotation I like (though probably not appropriate) is:
“This is the monstrosity in love, lady-that the will is infinite and the execution confined; that the desire is boundless and the act a slave to limit.”
A woman is only a woman
But a good cigar is a smoke.
“How’d you like to sink yer teeth into that, catch lockjaw, and get drug half to death?”–old Ranger about Barbara Carrera in Lone Wolf McQuade
… oh, wait. That’s lust. Never mind.
(Apologies ahead of time for overdoing it… – Bob)
Love means never having to say, “Put down that meat cleaver.”
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering she looks like a haddock. – John Barrymore
“Let me tell you, kid,” Franny said to me, squeezing my hand. “Everything’s safer than love.” – John Irving, Hotel New Hampshire
Ah, love – the walks over soft grass, the smiles over candlelight, the arguments over just about everything else… – Max Headroom
“Honey, do you love me?”
“Yes, of course.”
“Honey, would you die for me?”
“No, mine is an undying love.”
“Whoso loves believes the impossible.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
O Lyric Love, half angel half bird, And all a wonder and a wild desire. – Robert Browning
“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.” – Albert Einstein
Love is two minutes and fifty-two seconds of squishy sounds. – Johnny Rotten
I think that love can never be
A product of plasticity.
– Frank Zappa, “Plastic People”
Love, she maintained, was a process, not a state. – Ian M. Banks
Love is like a butterfly; hit it with a brick and it will die.
There are five stages of love, the first is denial, second is sex, then there’s acceptance, then is divorce, and then there’s sex, if you’re lucky. …it’s a theory of mine and a darn good one! – Al, “Quantum Leap”
Do not mock a love-smitten mouse. – The Brain
“Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.” – “Nietzsche” (Matt Groening)
“Whoever loved that loved not at first sight?” – Marlowe, Hero and Leander
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“Love wouldn’t be blind if the braille weren’t so damned much fun.” – Armistead Maupin, “Maybe the Moon”
“Someday after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” – Teihard de Chardin
Death can’t stop True Love, it can only delay it for a while. – Westley, “The Princess Bride”
“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
Divine Love, unutterable and perfect, flows into a pure soul the way that light rushes into a transparent object.
The more love that it finds, the more that it gives itself; so that, as we grow clear and open, the more complete the joy of loving is. And the more souls who resonate together, the greater the intensity of their love, for, mirror-like, each soul reflects the others. – Dante, The Divine Comedy
“Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.” – John Donne
“In that place between sleep and awake where you still remember dreaming, that’s where I’ll be. That’s where I’ll always love you.” – Tinkerbell, in Hook
“The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and © doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love.” – Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker
We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. 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; really look after it and nurture it. – John Lennon
“In love, it’s always better to get a rebound than an assist.”
You should never stand in love’s way, especially if love is driving a bus.
My love is like an iron wand
That conks me on the head,
My love is like the valium
That I take before me bed,
My love is like the pint of scotch
That I drink when I be dry;
And I shall love thee still my dear,
Until my wife is wise.
Franklin: “Well, I guess that’s one way to deal with unrequited love.”
Ivanova: “All love is unrequited, Stephen. All of it.”
– from “Babylon 5”
“She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its clearest message: For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Contact, By Carl Sagan
Don Pedro: I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with love.
Benedick: With anger, with sickness, or with hunger, my lord. Not with love.
– Much Ado About Nothing
Anna: Love isn’t love without a goat playing the violin. (from Notting Hill)
Spike: You’re not friends. You’ll never be friends. You’ll be in love till it kills you both. You’ll fight, and you’ll shag, and you’ll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but you’ll never be friends. Love isn’t brains, children, it’s blood. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love’s bitch, but at least I’m man enough to admit it. – from Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Thank you for teaching us all that love is thicker than most bodily membranes. But not quite as sticky. And that a heart full of love is better than a body full of people. Merrilly, the feet that carried us on the heart’s path today will be the feet that soak in the steaming brew of happiness tomorrow. – The Tick
Tenchi: You and grandfather…
Yuzuha: Imagine, the darkness in love with the light.
– Tenchi Muyo In Love 2
I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.
When she laughs, pearls appear
When she removes her veil, the moon is seen
The universe is too narrow to contain her
Yet she is enclosed in my heart
The Blind Poet of Tudela
I plan to use this in my wedding somehow; I think it’s just beautiful.
“Love’s Silken Wings”
There is nothing holier in this life of ours
than the first consciousness of love,
the first fluttering of its silken wings.
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).
“Men loven of proper kynde newefangelnesse.” - Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400)
“Love, bumping his head blindly against all the obstacles of civilization.” - Georges Sand (1804-1876)
Did you mean something sweet? Sorry, can’t help.
“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.”
“Love is an attempt to appropriate the Other’s identity.”
– Jean-Paul Sartre