At the time of certain holidays, I have begun putting together a post of art and quotes as a form of well wishes. In this instance, the following is my Valentine's card to everyone. Whether you spend your day with friends, family, or a significant other, here's wishing you a wonderful day of hearts and flowers...with some chocolates thrown in...
|("Love", Gustav Klimt c.1895)|
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, But still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."
~ Bruce Lee
|("Lovelace Abduction Clarissa Harlowe", Louis Edouard Dubufe c.1867)|
"Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires."
~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld
|("The Kiss", Gustav Klimt c.1907/08)|
"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
~ Ingrid Bergman
|("Woman In Love", Henry Nelson O'Neil c.1856)|
"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you.' "
~ Erich Fromm
|("The Swing", Jean-Honore Fragonard c.1766)|
"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
~ Victor Hugo
|("Ladies Reading A Love Letter", Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller c. 1841)|
"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs."
~ William Shakespeare
|("Lovers", Pal Szinyei Merse c.1869)|
"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
~ Judy Garland
|("Spring Night", Alphonse Maria Mucha c. 1910)|
"Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination."
|("Romeo & Juliet", Sir Frank Dicksee)|
"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
|("The Fountain of Love", Jean-Honore Fragonard c.1785)|
"Love is metaphysical gravity."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller
|("The Love Letter", Jean-Honore Fragonard c.1769/70)|
"Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else."
~ George Bernard Shaw
|("The Confession of Love", Jean-Honore Fragonard c. 1771)|
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."
|("Love's Shadow", Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys c. 1867)|
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
~ Mother Teresa