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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Few Writers on Love

Tonight, my husband and I watched the film "La Vie en Rose," the biopic about the great Edith Piaf again. Piaf was so "in love" with love. Love, along with singing, were the only driving forces behind her life. The film made me dig through my quotes and pull out a few about love. Make of them what you will.

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." - Sophocles

"We love because it's the only true adventure." - Nikki Giovanni

"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing." - Goethe

"Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it...it really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more." - Erica Jong

"Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Where love is, no room is too small." - Talmud

"Loves makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." - Zora Neale Hurston

"Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." - Mark Twain

"Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime.
Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day." - Nicholas Sparks

"Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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