Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Favourite love quotations

Here are some of my favourite love quotations (a more extended list of my favourite love quotations here):

When we are together I stay awake all night
When I'm on my own I cannot sleep
Blessed be God for these two insomnias
And the difference between them.

Not less of love, but expanding
Of love beyond desire, and so liberation
From the Future as well as the past.
T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding

There's such a thing as trying too hard
You got to sing like you don't need the money
Love like you'll never get hurt
You got to dance, dance, dance like nobody's watching
It's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work
Susana Clark & Richard Leigh, Come from the heart, (words and music)

Whom shall I call on? Who will share with me
The wretched happiness of staying alive?
Sergei Yesenin

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
Bible, Corinthians 13:4-8

He who bends to himself a Joy
Doth the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the Joy as it flies
Lives in Eternity's sunrise.
Blake, William, Gnomic Verses

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.

Love is not a feeling. Love is an action, an activity... Genuine love implies commitment and the exercise of wisdom... love as the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth... true love is an act of will that often transcends ephemeral feelings of love or cathexis, it is correct to say, 'Love is as love does'.
Scott Peck, Scott Peck, The Road Less Travelled (Arrow New-Age)


Anonymous said...

"Love is a dog from hell", said Bukowski.