Posts tagged ‘love’

2013

September 11

What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.

David Leviathan, Love is the Higher Law  (2009)

#weremember #neverforget #GodBless

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2013

love

The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.

John Powell, Unconditional Love (1978)

2013

requited

The flowers like me back.

John H. Carroll, Rojuun (2010)

2013

all at once

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

2013

triumph

For a while the spirit of knowledge triumphed over the spirit of Love. But not for ever.

Charlotte Carmichael Stopes, “Three types of fairies: Puck, Oberon and Titania” in Shakespeare’s Industry (1916)

2013

love

Love is not something you feel. It’s something you do.

David Augsburger, “Man, Am I Uptight!” (1970)

2013

love

The beginning of this love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.

 Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island (1955)

2013

unmask

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

James Baldwin, “The Fire Next Time” (1963)

2013

unrequited love

It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.

Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)

2012

incompleteness in absence

Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.

Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, The Goncourt Journals (1859)

2012

to obtain love

To obtain [love]…a man must give up his rib.

Anne Fortier, Juliet (2010)

2012

time

‘When the day shall come, that we do part,’ he said softly, and turned to look at me, ‘if my last words are not ‘I love you’ – ye’ll ken it was because I didna have time.’

Diana Gabaldon, The Fiery Cross (2001)

2012

holding the universe together

She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.

J.D. Salinger, “A Girl I Knew” (1948)

2012

one smile in you

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning “Good morning” at total strangers.

Maya Angelou, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, quoting her mother’s advice (1976)

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