Wednesday, February 14, 2007

100 Possible Answers to the Questions (part deux)

26. “Falling in love is the first, and sadly for some couples the only, season of love. Often couples confuse infatuation with love. A husband might see his wife as he would like her to be — a warm, caring person who always keeps his needs foremost in her mind. Who she truly is — a woman who can be angry and upset with him at times — is irrelevant.” -- Gary J. Oliver
27. “Many couples miss the rollercoaster highs and lows of early romantic love. But as their love deepens, they will enjoy the beauty of phileo — the bond of friendship. Friendship love combines the intensity of romance with the stability of knowing a spouse is committed to learning how to appreciate you for who you are rather than what he or she thinks you should be. In this second season of love, couples begin to understand that love is a deliberate choice — not merely a feeling.” -- Gary J. Oliver
28. “So often when we say ‘I love you’ we say it with a huge ‘I’ and a small ‘you.’” -- Antony, Russian Orthodox Archbishop of England
29. “Each day I love you more; today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” -- Rosemonde GĂ©rard
30. “Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of that wondrous flower, the heart, and without that sacred passion, that divine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it, earth is heaven, and we are gods.” -- Robert Green Ingersoll
31. “Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it…. Passion goes, boredom remains.” -- Gabrielle (“Coco”) Chanel
32. "Fear? What is there to fear in love? Love is the very reason we live. To fear love is to lose all sense of living, And if we cannot love, then why have we been put here? Fearing love is like being afraid of breathing. It's not something to be scared of. It's something so natural that no one can resist." - Tyler's speech from "A Heartbeat Away"
33. “Many people have the mistaken idea that if you have married the right person you may expect to go on 'being in love' forever. As a result, when they find they are not, they think this proves they have made a mistake and are entitled to a change — not realizing that, when they have changed, the glamour will presently go out of the new love just as it went out of the old one. In this department of life, as in every other, thrills come at the beginning and do not last. . . . Let the thrill go — let it die away — go on through that period of death into the quieter interest and happiness that follow — and you will find you are living in a world of new thrills all the time." – C.S. Lewis
34. "True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. " -- Erich Segal
35. "Infatuation is when you think he's as gorgeous as Robert Redford, as pure as Solzhenitsyn, as funny as Woody Allen, as athletic as Jimmy Connors and as smart as Albert Einstein. Love is when you realize that he's as gorgeous as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Solzhenitsyn, as athletic as Albert Einstein and nothing like Robert Redford in any category — but you'll take him anyway." -- Judith Voist
36. "It's not that I can't live without you, it's that I don't even want to try." - Source Unknown
37. "You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, And you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it." - Author Unknown
38. "To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten." – Anonymous
39. First Person -- “I have to love me first before I can go out and love others. Love has to be selfish. Isn’t that supposed to be the beginning of wisdom: ‘know thyself’? Doesn’t the Bible tell me I must love my neighbor as myself?”
Second Person -- “Poppycock! That’s not love. You don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re all smoke and mirrors. The way you toss it around, love becomes just another four-letter word. Love is giving—not satisfying one’s self. It’s reaching out to others, feeling for them, wanting to do for them—first. Then, as a resulting boon, favoring one’s self as a sidebar.” – unknown
40. “Love is an old-fashioned, contemporary-eternal virtue. All the variations, the man-made interpretations, watered-down or blown-up versions for sale on today’s market, are just fluff that the winds of eternity will blow away. Love reflects God, and God is not to be mocked.” -- Alma Roberts Giordan
41. "Love is friendship set on fire." - unknown
42. "It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death." - Thomas Mann
43. "A fool in love makes no sense to me. I only think you are a fool if you do not love." - anonymous quote
44. “Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.” -- Captain Corelli's Mandolin
45. "The mind determines what is possible. The heart surpasses it.'' - Pilar Colinta
46. "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
47. "True love begins when nothing is looked for in return." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
48. "Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting." --Mother Teresa
49. "Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence." --Vincent van Gogh
50. “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.” -- Author Unknown

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