Sunday, August 31, 2008

On love...and responses!

"I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love." (Henry Ward Beecher)
M3 - Maybe if I know how to worship, I would learn to love better?

"Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke." (Lynda Barry)
M3 - And burn our fingers?

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." (Ingrid Bergman)
M3 - A kiss is always a lovely trick - no matter what the circumstances of its execution.

"Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions." (Woody Allen)
M3 - Some say that sex is a pretty good answer, and that love raises some difficult questions

"Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind." (Henri-Frederic Amiel)
M3 - Are we often swifter to be unloving and hastier to be unkind?

"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)
M3 - Is it because we give the only smile we have to strangers on the street that love becomes lost on the way. My mother used to quote this to me:
"We have smiles for the passing stranger
and warmth for the one time guest
But oft for the ones who love us most
We give far less than our best"

"Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever." (June Masters Bacher)
M3 - Ms Masters B obviously never played a violin!

"I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies." (Pietro Aretino)
M3 - maybe if love practiced this 'way of love' we would be better people and better lovers.

"The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand." (Fred Allen)
M3 - I hate to be a cynic, but then there are those who love only themselves

"To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind." (Paul Aubuchon)
M3 - Goodness of heart and strength of mind are after all the true greatest indications of the possibility of deep abiding love and faithful unbroken friendship.

"The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out (James A Baldwin)
M3 - We all have felt the light going out, and how we pray that we learn to keep holding each other...when the light falls and the sea rises, when lovers cling to each other and children cling to us.

"A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea." (Honorà de Balzac)
M3 - I have often thought that no one else reads the heart of a man better than a woman who loves him.


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