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Cold and snowy February
Does seem slow and trying, very.
Still, a month made gay by Cupid
Never could be wholly stupid.
~Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron, "February," A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband with Bettina's Best Recipes, 1917


Oh! if it be to choose and call thee mine,
Love, thou art every day my Valentine.
~Thomas Hood (1799–1845), "For the 14th of February"


He woke me at midnight on February fourteen, to have the first valentine kiss. ~Terri Guillemets


Many are the starrs I see, but in my eye no starr like thee. ~English saying used on poesy rings


I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Author unknown


For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gerard


Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author unknown


Love — a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ~Author unknown


I claim there ain't
Another Saint
As great as Valentine.
~Ogden Nash, Happy Days, 1933


Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. ~Author unknown


Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. ~Author unknown


A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
~Author unknown


You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll, "Outside the Dog Museum"


We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love. ~Robert Fulghum, True Love


Must, bid the Morn awake!
Sad Winter now declines,
Each bird doth choose a mate;
This day's Saint Valentine's.
For that good bishop's sake
Get up and let us see
What beauty it shall be
That Fortune us assigns.
~Michael Drayton


If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? ~Author unknown


Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde


In melody divine,
My heart it beats to rapturous love,
I long to call you mine.
~Author unknown


Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. ~Laurence Marks, M*A*S*H, "Love Story," 1973 [S1, E14, Hawkeye]


The hours I spend with you I look upon as a sort of perfumed garden.... Other men it is said have seen angels but I have seen thee and thou art enough. A light, a beauty, a grace — how often I have used these words. Divine vision, if not divine to all men divine at least to me... ~George Moore, letter to Maud Cunard


But we loved with a love that was more than love... ~Edgar Allan Poe, "Annabel Lee," 1849


Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. ~Ben Hecht


Hours fly,
Flowers die:
New days,
New ways:
Pass by!
Love stays.

Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.
~Henry Van Dyke, "Katrina's Sun-Dial," Music and Other Poems, 1904


I've fallen in love many times — always with you. ~Author unknown


Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. ~Judith Viorst, "What Is This Thing Called Love?," in Redbook, February 1975


What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you. ~Author unknown


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach...
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "Translations: Sonnets from the Portuguese," №. XLII, 1850


When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. ~Natalie Clifford Barney (1876–1972), translated from French by Anna Livia


Take away love, and our earth is a tomb! ~Robert Browning, "Fra Lippo Lippi," Men and Women, 1855




Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~Zora Neale Hurston


Without love, the rich and poor live in the same house. ~Author unknown


Without Valentine's Day, February would be... well, January. ~Jim Gaffigan


We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack. (One believes in rheumatism and true love only when afflicted by them.) ~Marie, baroness von Ebner-Eschenbach


I love thee — I love thee,
'Tis all that I can say
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day.
~Thomas Hood


Love and a cough cannot be hid. ~Jacula Prudentum, George Herbert, 1640


Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


A man is not where he lives, but where he loves. (He that truly Loves, dwells not where he lives, but where he Loves.) ~Latin proverb


Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: -
So many times do I love again.
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes


The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of. ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670


At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato


True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach


Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. ~Zelda Fitzgerald


Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. ~Kay Knudsen


Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs. ~Ovid


When soul meets soul on lovers' lips... ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Moon," Prometheus Unbound, 1820


I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes,
After the day's great sun.
~Charles Hanson Towne


Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. ~Author unknown


Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our hearts. ~Author unknown


The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. ~Margaret Atwood


You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well. ~Author unknown


Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author unknown


Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy


A baby is born with a need to be loved — and never outgrows it. ~Frank A. Clark


Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. ~Rose Franken


Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies. ~Swedish proverb


How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862


Love is not singular except in syllable. ~Marvin Taylor


They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there's moonlight all about and there's no moon above. ~E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Fred Saidy, dialogue just before the song "Old Devil Moon" in the musical Finian's Rainbow (Thanks, Katherine!)


Love me and the world is mine. ~David Reed


Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~Robert Frost


Come live in my heart, and pay no rent... ~Samuel Lover


True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. ~Erich Segal


Didst thou but know the inly touch of love,
Thou wouldst as soon go kindle fire with snow
As seek to quench the fire of love with words.
~William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1594 [II, 7, Julia]


What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. ~Pearl Bailey


Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score;
Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more;
A thousand to that hundred; so kisse on,
To make that thousand up a million;
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kisse afresh, as when we first begun.
~Robert Herrick, "To Anthea (III)"


The most beautiful view is the one I share with you. ~Author unknown


The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. ~Stephen King, "The Body," 1982


Love is metaphysical gravity. ~R. Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path, 1981


If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Claudia Adrienne Grandi

 



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