Love is…


Compiled by Scott Robetson

As is our wont around holidays, we give over this space to those wiser and wittier than we, to share thoughts regarding the celebration. With the coming of Valentine’s Day, we bid you enjoy these words on the wonder of love.


That reason of all unreasonable actions.    John Dryden

Love is a pleasing, but a various clime.    William Shenstone

Love is a strange bewilderment that overtakes one person on account of another person.    James Thurber and E.B. White

Love and a cough cannot be hid.    George Herbert

Until I truly loved, I was alone.    Caroline Norton

Were it not for love, poor life would be a ship not worth the launching.    Edwin Arlington Robinson

Love is like a dizziness that will not let a poor body go about his business.    James Hogg

There isn’t any formula or method. You learn to love by loving – by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.    Aldous Huxley

If I were pressed to say why I loved him, I feel that my only reply could be, “Because he was he; because I was I.    Michelle de Montaigne

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.    Lawrence Durrell

Shut them in with their triumphs and glories and the rest. Love is best.    Robert Browning

Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone. It has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.    Ursula K. LeGuin

They do not love that do not show their love.    William Shakespeare

Imparadised in one another’s arms.    John Milton


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