Prelude to Valentine’s Day. What does my favorite literature speak about love? Can you identify (without ‘googling”) the authors and the books?
1. “Is love a tender thing? It is too rough,
Too rude, too boist’rous; and it pricks like thorn.”
2. She loved him with too clear a vision to fear his cloudiness.
3. Love, though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman.
4. They wanted to speak, but could not; tears stood in their eyes. They were both pale and thin; but those sick pale faces were bright with the dawn of a new future, of a full resurrection into a new life. They were renewed by love; the heart of each held infinite sources of life for the heart of the other.
5. It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;– it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.
6. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
7. I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now I am at the liberty to do so, that my heart is and will always be yours.
8. The important thing was to love rather than to be loved.
9. Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
10. Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
11. It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
12. When there is love, you can live even without happiness.