Sampling love wisdom today

February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love has inspired us since the dawn of time.
It even has its own day, and what emotion can say that?
Is there a day for hope? For joy? For sadness?
There’s a day for love: Valentine’s Day.
And love encompasses all of the emotions.
Which is why it’s inspired writers of all kinds.
Here’s a sampling of love quotes from writers and artists from every age.

 Anyone who falls in love is searching 
for the missing pieces of themselves. 
Haruki Murakami
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, 
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Louis de Bernieres

I have decided to stick with love. 
Hate is too great a burden to bear. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Love is a canvas furnished by nature 
and embroidered by imagination.
There is always some madness in love. 
But there is also always some reason in madness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no remedy for love 
but to love more.

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech 
when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. 
It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland 

Love never dies a natural death. 
It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. 
It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. 
It dies of illness and wounds; 
it dies of weariness, 
of witherings, 
of tarnishings.
Anais Nin
Love’s never a fair trade.
Margaret Atwood,  The Year of the Flood
Love is the bone and sinew of my curse.
Sylvia Plath

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! 
That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Love’s mysteries in souls do grow,

But yet the body is his book.
John Donne

“You should be kissed and often, 
and by someone who knows how.” 
Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind
The course of true love never did run smooth.
And in the end, the love you take, 
is equal to the love you make.
 Paul McCartney

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