20 Romantic Quotes for Valentine's Cards.
Maybe it’s just me, but the difference between a Valentine’s (or perhaps any) card that I clutch to my chest and keep forever and one I don’t, what’s written inside it. Messages I go back to time after time and make me sigh and smile are magical.
So if you don’t like the twee pre-printed verses in icky floral cards but aren’t given to passionate poetry, here are some quotes from masters and mistresses of romance of the past. Perhaps one or two of them will say what you would like to, so that your amour will clutch the card (and hopefully you) to his or her chest!
- ‘There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.’ George Sand, 1804-1876. French writer
- ‘To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.’ Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibriz, 1646-1716. German philosopher.
- ‘Give all to love; obey thy heart...’ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882. American writer.
- ‘Love begets love. This torment is my joy.’ Theodore Roethke, 1908-1963. American poet.
- ‘Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.’ HL Menchen, 1880-1956. American writer.
- ‘Come live with me and be my love, And we will some pleasures prove, Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks.’ John Donne, 1572-1631. English poet.
- ‘I love thee with all the breath, smiles and tears of all my life.’ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806-1861. English poet.
- ‘Grow old along with me, The best is yet to be, The last of life for which the first was made.’ Robert Browning, 1812-1889. English poet.
- ‘Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.’ Antoine de Saint Exupery, 1900-1944. French writer.
- ‘To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.’ Mark Twain, 1835-1910. American writer.
- ‘To love is to receive a glimpse of Heaven.’ Karen Sunde, b 1942. American actor-playwright.
- ‘When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.’ Elizabeth Bowen, 1899-1973. Irish writer.
- ‘Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.’ Robert Frost, 1874-1963. American poet.
- ‘Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.’ PAC de Beaumarchais, 1732-1799. French playwright.
- ‘You bring me flowers but your smile outlasts the flowers.’ Maya V Patel. B 1943.
- ‘May no one ever come to you without going away better and happier. Everyone should see kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile.’ Mother Theresa, 1910-1997.
- ‘Between whom there is hearty truth there is love...’ Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862. American writer.
- ‘Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.’ Peter Ustinov, 1951-2004. English actor and writer.
- ‘Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.’ Alexander Smith, 1830-1867. Scottish poet.
- ‘Love is all we have, the only way we can help each other.’ Euripides, 480-405 BC. Greek playwright.
Words can make magic – Happy Valentine’s day.
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