The Four Loves

“The event of falling in love is of such a nature that we are right
to reject as intolerable the idea that it should be transitory.
In one high bound it has overleaped the massive of our selfhood;
it has made appetite itself altruistic, tossed personal happiness
aside as a triviality and planted the interests of another in the centre of our being. Spontaneously and without effort we have fulfilled the law (towards one person) by loving our neighbour as ourselves. It is an image, a foretaste, of what we must become to all if Love Himself rules in us without a rival. It is even (well used) a preparation for that”

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“Love is the business of the idle, but the idleness of the busy”

“Two lives that once part are as ships that divide”

“I cannot love as I have loved, And yet I know not why; It is the one great woe of life To feel all feeling die”

“If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues”

“In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves”

“Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem”

“A good heart is better than all the heads in the world”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a
person in love”

“Of all writings I love only that which is written with blood. Write
with blood: and you will discover that blood is spirit”

“Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent”

“A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy”

“The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything”

Robert Plant

“I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable, and they go to make love beautiful”

“You know, people can’t fall in love with me just because I’m good at what I do.”

“I am a reflection of what I sing. Sometimes I have to get serious because the things I’ve been through are serious”

Paulo Coelho

“When you were in love, you were capable of learning everything and of knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love was the key to understanding all of the mysteries”