Love Quotes

Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us – a time during which we are expected to express our sentiments of caring to those we hold dear. (Actually, this is something we are expected to do year round, but now these expectations are backed up by the full weight of Madison Avenue and all those merchants whose bottom lines are so dependent on our buying their line – i.e. love is best expressed in some material fashion.) As an aid for those who are looking for a low budget source for the expression of their feelings, I offer the following quotations (just don’t forget to deliver them with a nice bouquet of flowers):
 
 
"The trick is to love somebody… If you love one person, you see everybody else differently."   – James Baldwin
 
"Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction." – Antoine de  Saint-Exupery
 
"The most wonderful thing in life is to be delirious and the most wonderful kind of delirium is being in love." – Yevgeny Zamyatin
 
"Love looks not with eyes, but with mind;
And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind."
-William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
 
"When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners."  – Zora Neale Hurston
 
"I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it, when sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all." – Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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30 Responses to Love Quotes

  1. Patricia says:

    Good Morning, Jorge…I enjoyed reading the quotes and your Madison Avenue observation…many of our special days have probably gotten more attention because of merchant\’s desire to make a profitable living…I had a small gift shop, once, for a short while, during the Christmas season…after the holiday there was hardly any traffic to the shop…lol…but it was great fun…

  2. None of your Beeswax! says:

    Thank you for the beautiful quotes, Jorge! My husband and I feel the same way about all of these profit driven holidays.  We will only buy simple cards on these days then the rest of the year surprise the other with little gifts or love notes.  I know those come from the heart are are not out of obligation due to some man made date on a calender. 
    Thanks for letting me use your chocolate post on my blog.  I\’m sorry I didn\’t give you due credit but I don\’t have a clue how the trailback thing works so I added your link into the blog…hope that\’s ok.
    Keep up the stimulating writing!

  3. Marge says:

    I\’m so blessed, Jorge, my beloved makes certain I know I am loved EVERY DAY.
     
    Valentine\’s Day? Just icing on the cake…
     
    Happy (early) Valentine\’s Day to you and yours, my friend!
     
    Peace and Love (and a big bunch of virtual daisies).
     
    Marge

  4. Eskay says:

    Hello Jorge! Just stopped by from Charlotte\’s space..
    Very nice quotes u hv here.
    Have a great valentine!!

  5. Kathryn says:

    When GM asked, what do you want for Val\’s day–I always say, "Nothing" – I\’m must not a romantic I guess–too cynical–hate all the hype and diamond commericals *ergh*

  6. Michelle says:

    Beautiful love quotes. Thank you for sharing those.
     
    I think every day is a day to express love by doing thoughtful things… not so much centered on spending a lot of money.
     
    In 1 week Armando moves here!!!!!! I can barely contain myself. 🙂   (I am trying)
     
    Happy Valentine\’s Day to you and your love.
     
    Abrazo,
    Michelle
     
     

  7. Jaime Campbell says:

    I love that.  When I married, the "favors" that I gave out were little bells that the guests could ring when Hubby and I were leaving…I attached a handwritten line of poetry to each bell.  I delved long and deep into many poetry books at the time and discovered many beautiful words.  That\’s what your entry reminds me of.  I still have some of those bells and they always make me smile.
     
    Peace to you.
    Jaime.
     

  8. the1stephzen says:

    Zora Neale Hurston is the winner as far as I\’m concerned!  So true. I had never read that one.

  9. Cheryl says:

    "When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners." 
     
    That was great…I need to go eat mine now,,,

  10. Aafrica says:

    good dinners and good martinis 😀

  11. Patricia says:

    Hi, Jorge…snowing here…supposed to keep falling into tomorrow…we\’ll have lots of white stuff on the ground…
    Have a great weekend…

  12. Kathryn says:

    your comment made me smile, with a tinge of blush on my cheeks *smiling*

  13. A Utah Woman Am I says:

    Did you through the last one in just because of my last comment Jorge?  I read it, and couldn\’t help but notice the name.  Although I am happy to have found out where that famous saying came from.
     
    This tuesday I will be celebrating S.A.D.   Or as my friends like to say: the saddest day of the year.  But there will be more to come on that, as I know a blog shall be inspired by the word love.
     
    Good luck in your "love" preparations :o)
    -K

  14. Gayle says:

    Oh, you messenger of thoughts I sought to ignore!  Yes, Valentine\’s Day is upon us and I was of the mind to pretend it was only a Madison Avenue affair.  But that\’s why I enjoy my blogmates, because you each bring the truth, in your own way.
     
    Thanks for Zora; though for me, it is Lord Tennyson who, as always paints the picture of my past.  My prayer is that the future will be as James B once said:
    "Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."
     
    G.

  15. Moon says:

    The  Antoine de  Saint-Exupery
    and, Yevgeny Zamyatin
    are so gooood, i hope it is ok with you, if i take them to my space 🙂

  16. not such crazy says:

    this is something we are expected to do year round….i agree with this absolutely..
    ….sadly that some of us remembers about that once a year…
    have great week
    Anita

  17. Jaime Campbell says:

    Happy Sunday.  I\’m happy that you liked the bells idea.  I loved it, too.  It yielded some wonderful pictures.  It would be fun for a party, too!
     
    Have a good evening, friend.
    Jaime.

  18. Pamela says:

    Love the quotes!
    The one by Antoine has been on my inspiration board for a couple of years now…
     
    Have a Sweet Valentine\’s Day…
    Peace.

  19. Kathryn says:

    Hi 🙂
     
    I had a blogspot blog – stil ldo, but I don\’t post on it–what I hate about it, is it takes so long to post sometimes! And it\’s not as "user friendly" as MSN-at least to me. So, with all MSN\’s problems, I still hesitate to go back to blogspot….

  20. linda says:

    JORGE, I SEND LOVE, HERBS, SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE.  HAVE A WONDERFUL VALENTINES DAY TODAY! FROM LINDA IN CALIFORNIA

  21. Suzalita says:

    Those are all so wonderful and beautiful – and True! Thanks!

  22. the1stephzen says:

    Happy Valentines Day to you!

  23. Patricia says:

    Hope it\’s been a good day for you, Jorge…I got flowers!…lol…

  24. Jaime Campbell says:

    Hey Jorge,
     
    I\’m glad you told me about my space freezing your computer up.  I\’ll see if I can find out through MSN what in the heck is going on!!!!!  Anyway, thanks for the Valentine wish.  I hope that you are having a warm and special one as well.
     
    Hugs,
    Jaime.

  25. Michelle says:

    Stopping in to say hi!
     
    🙂
     
    Happy Valentine\’s Day! (oops, I already wished you earlier… Can I twice?) LOL
     
    Abrazo,
    Michelle

  26. Aafrica says:

    Happy Valentine\’s Day!

    i\’m taking a day off from my lover 🙂 it\’s a lot of work to love someone. i deserve the day break.

  27. Magenta says:

    Thank you and sharing these beautiful and uplifting quotes. I am very happy today becasue I got two hand made valentines. One never knows what awaits. I saw your posting on Marie\’s space and thought I would visit and am glad I did.
     
    elise

  28. SANDRA says:

    Happy Valentine\’s Day my Dearest friend…may Love fill your heart and your loved ones to overflowing. 
    I count myself so blessed to have met you in this Blog world..you bring a smile to my lips..
    I appreciate your obvious wonderful intelligence…your mind speaks volumes in your words.  I just wanted to tell you this my friend and to thank you for being you!
    Love to you and your loved ones…your wife..you family….
    Eternally and someday Beyond…Sandra

  29. Charlotte says:

    Those are some cool quotes.  Thanks..  Hope you had a good Valentine\’s Day.. hugs, lottiemae

  30. Brenda says:

    My first visit: an enjoyable one!  Thank you for the kind words. 🙂

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