Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 14, 2010 – Valentine’s Day

Love is the answer, but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions. ~ Woody Allen

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him. ~ Cher

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known. ~ Walt Disney

Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go, it’s one of the best. ~ Woody Allen

Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock. ~ John Barrymore

If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. ~ Aristotle Onassis

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet. ~ Saint Augustine

On one issue at least, men and women agree – they both distrust women. ~ H. L. Menken

I never loved another person the way I loved myself. ~ Mae West

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield

I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it. ~ Marilyn Monroe

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. ~ Oscar Wilde

It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.” ~ Marguerite Duras

When love is not madness, it is not love. ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~ Albert Einstein

We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack. ~ Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~ Zora Neale Hurston

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. ~ Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. ~ Ben Hecht

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~ Robert Frost

Like I’ve always said, love wouldn’t be blind if the Braille weren’t so damned much fun. ~ Armistead Maupin, Maybe the Moon

The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods. ~ Theodor Reik

Love is metaphysical gravity. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

If I love you, what business is it of yours? ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. ~ Samuel Johnson

A husband is what’s left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed. ~ Lou Costello

It seems there are two possible ways love has developed from the beginning of time until now: either it is a universal passed down to us from the first generations – the passion of Adam for Eve – or it is a cultural manifestation of lust, a kind of expressive outpouring that, if it roils the soul, does so only in the ways that our hearts have lately been conditioned. The question of love’s universality is not only unanswerable but untranslatable, lost in the slippage between our understanding of the English word “love” and the meanings of the Greeks’ eros, agape, philia and storge, the various Latinate iterations of amor, Hebrew’s ahava and other near cognates of diverse languages and epochs. ~ Miriam Markowitz

I wanted to make it really special on Valentine’s Day – so I tied my boyfriend up. And for three solid hours I watched whatever I wanted on TV. ~ Tracy Smith