Reflections On Love

Representing the famous balcony
scene from Romeo and Juliet.
1884 painting by Frank Dicksee.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share some romantic wisdom which I have discovered over the years. If there’s one thing that can make human beings passionate, inspired, crazed and irrational, it is love. The following thoughts attest to that.


“Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.” — Maurice Chevalier

“A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.” — Woodrow Wyatt

“Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.” — Rose Franken

“If you love large you’ve got to hurt large. If you’ve got a lot of light you’ve probably got an equal amount of darkness.” — Sarah McLachlan

“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.” — John Ruskin

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” — Anaïs Nin

“Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.” — David Byrne

“For me, love is like Baudelaire in braille. It’s a mathematical equation that I don’t know the answer for and I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know the answer for.” — Ville Valo


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