Valentine’s Day — a day of exchanging flowers, cards, and loving sentiments punctuated with warm feelings of admiration, affection, and infatuation. But for millions of Americans, there is one thing preventing them from participating in these celebratory acts of love: a date.
Being dateless on Valentine’s Day can evoke feelings of loneliness and self-doubt, especially for those who are believers in the mythology of true love. Embedded midway through the frosty season of winter, it is portrayed in the media, particularly in relentless flower, fragrance, and jewelry advertising, as the singular day of year set aside for love, romance, and passion.
But what is a person to do when he or she is feeling the chilling blues of being single instead of embracing the fiery desire of love?
No cord or cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.
The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.
No one can understand love who has not experienced infatuation. And no one can understand infatuation, no matter how many times he has experienced it.
A kiss is something you cannot give without taking and cannot take without giving.
The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods.
A kiss is the shortest distance between two.
I have found men who didn’t know how to kiss. I’ve always found time to teach them.
Marguerite de Valois
It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken.
It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it is the little differences that make them interesting.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Falling in love is so hard on the knees.
True love is when you put someone on a pedestal, and they fall – but you are there to catch them.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, don’t let logic interfere, believe your heart instead.
Luciano de Crescenzo
We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.