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I know that I am intelligent because I know I know nothing.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
                          -Arthur Schopenhauer
The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold 2 opposing ideas in mind and still be able to function.
                         -F. Scott Fitzgerald
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
When a true genius appears, you can tell by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against them.
                         -Jonathan Swift
The surest sign that intelligence exists somewhere else in the universe is that it hasn't tried to contact us.
                         -Bill Watterson
Mad adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
                        -Ambrose Bierse
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
                       -John Galbraith
I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting you really believe what you just said.
                      -William F. Buckley Jr.

You say goodbye, I say hello. ~The Beatles

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All you need is love. ~The Beatles

"Who can say if I've been changed for the better? But, because I knew you, I have been changed for good."

 At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.  ~Plato

 As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.  ~William Shakespeare

 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

 Life only starts when love comes.  ~From the movie Bill of Divorcement, 1932

 Tell me how many beads there are
 In a silver chain
 Of evening rain,
 Unravelled from the tumbling main,
 And threading the eye of a yellow star: -
 So many times do I love again.
 ~Thomas Lovell Beddoes

 What good is love if you never ask anything of it?  ~Robert Brault,

 A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.  ~George Jean Nathan

 Love makes time pass; time makes love pass.  ~French Proverb

 True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach  (Thanks, Bonnie)

 The past is behind us, love is in front and all around us. ~Terri Guillemets

 It is not that love is blind. It is that love sees with a painter's eye, finding the essence that renders all else background. ~Robert Brault,

 I love you as you are, but do not tell me how that is.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

 When you're attracted to someone it just means that your subconscious is attracted to their subconscious, subconsciously, so what we know as fate is two neuroses knowing that they're a perfect match.  ~Jeff Arch, Nora Ephron, and David S. Ward, Sleepless in Seattle

 Platonic love is love from the neck up.  ~Thyra Smater Winsolow

 The music may have stopped but my heart beats to another tune, this rhythm called love.  ~A.C. Van Cherub

 We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.  ~Tom Robbins

 The eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.  ~Margaret Atwood

 Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~Rumi

 Love! Immortality! it speedily became so hot in my breast, that I thought the geographers had misplaced the equator, and that it now ran directly through my heart. And from my heart poured out the feeling of love;—it poured forth with wild longing into the broad night. The flowers in the garden beneath my window breathed a stronger perfume. Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart feels most powerful emotions in the night, when it believes itself to be alone and unperceived, so also do the flowers, soft-minded, yet ashamed, appear to await for concealing darkness, that they may give themselves wholly up to their feelings, and breathe them out in sweet odours. Pour forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond yon blue mountain for the loved one of my dreams! ~Heinrich Heine, "The Hartz Journey" (1824), Pictures of Travel, translated from German by Charles Godfrey Leland, 1855

 Love is not a matter of what happens in life.  It's a matter of what's happening in your heart.  ~Ken Keyes

 Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~Lao Tzu

 You really shouldn't say "I love you" unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget. ~Author unknown, attributed to an 8-year-old named Jessica

 Some say that true love is a mirage; seek it anyway, for all else is surely desert. ~Robert Brault,

 So dear I love him, that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life. ~John Milton

 In the midst of pain and urgent trouble we can not realize the supreme happiness of being loved — sweetest and deepest of all meditations.... ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens

 Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. ~Zelda Fitzgerald

 For some it is love undeniably. For others it is making it work, never actually knowing what it is. ~Robert Brault,

 Love is the law of life. ~Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 Candle light, moon light, star light,
 The brightest glow is from love light.
 ~Terri Guillemets

 Men love because they are afraid of themselves, afraid of the loneliness that lives in them, and need someone in whom they can lose themselves as smoke loses itself in the sky. ~V.F. Calverton

 Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too. ~Author unknown, attributed to an 8-year-old named Greg

 What we seek in the end is not unconditional love but a love for which we, uniquely in all the world, meet all the conditions. ~Robert Brault,

 Lust fades, so you'd better be with someone who can stand you. ~Alan Zweibel and Jessie Nelson, The Story of Us

 Ah! a blessing beyond all fate
 My sole mate 'tis my soul mate.
 ~Pixie Foudre

 Love is a Mystery.  You can't find it; it has to find you.  ~Author Unknown

 The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.  ~Victor Hugo

 Love is the greatest refreshment in life.  ~Pablo Picasso

 Your fortune is misfortune if it is not Love.  ~Silent Lotus

 Sometimes a couple stays together for the sake of the kids — two kids who pledged to be forever true. ~Robert Brault,

 I was half in love with her by the time we sat down.  That's the thing about girls.  Every time they do something pretty, even if they're not much to look at, or even if they're sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.  ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, 1945

 Love means nothing in tennis, but it's everything in life.  ~Author Unknown

 Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends.  ~Author Unknown

 You see, I'd never stopped to wonder why it was that millions of boys all over creation weren't seeing her and instantly falling in love with her, worshipping her body and mind and soul and spirit as I did.  It never occurred to me until this precise moment that maybe lots of boys wouldn't have thought she was gorgeous.  Maybe she only seemed so gorgeous to me because - and this is the shocker - her face came alive when I walked in front of it.  ~Author Unknown (I got this from Sassy magazine years ago but then lost the magazine - anyone know the attribution?)

 Before you love, learn to run through the snow leaving no footprint.  ~Turkish Proverb

 What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.  ~Pearl Bailey

 Love is how you earn your wings. ~Karen Goldman

 Love is when you can be your true self with someone, and you only want to be your true self because of them. ~Terri Guillemets

 It is really one moment of looking love dead in the eye that takes us everywhere in a flash. ~Swami Chetanananda

 Once a man has won a woman's love, the love is his forever.  He can only lose the woman.  ~Robert Brault,

 Love, love, love - all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures.  ~Germaine Greer

 We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love.  It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.  ~W. Somerset Maugham

 We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love. ~Robert Fulghum, True Love

 Before you pledge your undying love to someone, make them promise they won't die. ~Robert Brault,

 Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ~Voltaire

 In a deep moment of love, thinking stops. The moment is so intriguing, the moment is so tremendously powerful, the moment is so intensely alive, that thinking stops. You are simply in awe, a great wonder surrounds you. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

 Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.  ~William Shakespeare

 There's no denying that the only real unhappiness in life is losing a man.... Death isn't nature's greatest mistake - falling in love is.  If we didn't do that, all the misery in life would be cut right out of it.  Oh my goodness, so would all the fun.  So, what are you gonna do about it.  ~When Ladies Meet, 1941 movie written by Rachel Crothers, John Meehan, Leon Gordon, S.K. Lauren, and Anita Loos, spoken by the character Bridgie Drake  (not sure if this is also in the 1933 movie or 1932 play - anyone know?)

 While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones. ~Rabindranath Tagore

 Life can be hard but if you've got somebody to love — yeah! ~Terri Guillemets

 Love is why I came here in the first place. ~John Denver

 Your love has gone all through my body
 like honey in water,
 as a drug is mixed into spices,
 as water is mingled with wine....
 ~Author Unknown

 Love is metaphysical gravity.  ~R. Buckminster Fuller

 Love is my religion - I could die for it.  ~John Keats

 It is not necessary to be strong in every place if in the place you are vulnerable, you are loved.  ~Robert Brault,

 Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex.  ~Dan Greenburg

 Sunshine surrounds the earth as love surrounds our souls. ~Terri Guillemets

 Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion.  ~Author Unknown

 Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.  ~Author Unknown

 If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?  ~Author Unknown

 Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.  ~Author Unknown

 A man finds love and is satisfied.  A woman finds love and insists on turning it into happiness.  ~Robert Brault,

 Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.  ~Kay Knudsen

 Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.  ~Henry Louis Mencken

 Love knows no answer for it does not question.  ~Silent Lotus

 You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry.  ~Author Unknown

 Sometimes we make love with our eyes.  Sometimes we make love with our hands.  Sometimes we make love with our bodies.  Always we make love with our hearts.  ~Author Unknown

 True love is when you put someone on a pedestal, and they fall - but you are there to catch them.  ~Author Unknown

 You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well.  ~Author Unknown

 Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author Unknown

 There is a language of love, which is to say, a truth that does not tell all and a lie that does not deceive. ~Robert Brault,

 Trip over love, you can get up.  Fall in love and you fall forever. ~Author Unknown

 The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. ~Thomas Merton

 Love is not blind - it sees more, not less.  But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.  ~Julins Gordon

 And what's romance?  Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything as you like it, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose, and it's always daisy-time.  ~D.H. Lawrence

 Love is given to us as a time, but to keep it always, we must make it a place. ~Robert Brault,

 To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.  ~Author Unknown

 No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

 Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

 Be it in the garden, the nursery or the bedroom, a loving touch compensates for an unskilled hand.  ~Robert Brault,

 I guess, when you get down to it, a loving touch compensates for an unskilled hand about everywhere except in an airplane cockpit.  ~Robert Brault,

 I am so tired - so tired.
 I see too many people,
 Read too many books.
 Do too many things.
 I hate the theaters,
 I hate my work,
 I want you, - only you....
 Come to me between the cool sheets
 And let me burrow my head in your shoulder....
 ~Pauline Cohn, "Rest"

 It's so easy to fall in love but hard to find someone who will catch you.  ~Author Unknown

 I'm far from perfect, but I'll be perfect for that imperfect person that's perfect for me.  ~Amanda Bynes

 Passion spins around love and I am dizzy around you always. ~Terri Guillemets

 When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others.  That is what the world calls a romance.  ~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.  Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.  ~Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli's Mandolin

 Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

 Come live in my heart and pay no rent.  ~Samuel Lover

 Romance is dead - it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.  ~Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons

 If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus.  ~Emma Goldman, The Tragedy of Women's Emancipation

 I but know that I love thee, whatever thou art.  ~Thomas Moore

 When I am gone, my love, do not look for me in the places we used to go to together.  Look for me in the places we always planned to go to together.  ~Robert Brault,

 Love isn't blind, it's retarded.  ~Don Foster and Susan Beavers, Two and a Half Men

 Free love? as if love is anything but free.  Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love.  ~Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love

 Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.  ~Miguel de Unamuno

 If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.  ~Michel de Montaigne

 I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.  ~Javan

 Like I've always said, love wouldn't be blind if the braille weren't so damned much fun.  ~Armistead Maupin, Maybe the Moon  (Thanks, David)

 Part of the reason that men seem so much less loving than women is that men's behavior is measured with a feminine ruler.  ~Francesca M. Cancian

 What I need to live has been given to me by the earth.  Why I need to live has been given to me by you.  ~Author Unknown

 A heart that loves is always young.  ~Greek Proverb

 If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.  ~Claudia Ghandi

 It's hard to defeat a woman in love. ~Terri Guillemets

 Falling in love is so hard on the knees.  ~Aerosmith

 In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.  ~Hans Nouwens

 Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages. ~Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past: Cities of the Plain, 1922

 In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head. ~Terri Guillemets

 The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. ~G.K. Chesterton

 I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long.  If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night.  ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

 Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.  ~George Bernard Shaw

 The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence.  ~Edward Thomas

[W]hen you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.  ~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally


One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that we tend to put off living. We are all dreaming about some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside of our window today.

Keep your face to the sunshine, and you can not see a shadow.

Life Is Short But It Is Wide.
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