Favourite Quotes (cont'd)

"If you love someone, let them go. If they return to you, it was meant to be. If they don't, their love was never yours to begin with..."

"True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away." -Alicia Barnhart

"You call it madness, but I call it love." -Don Byas

"Who says love never lives? Maybe we've never lived."

"Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart."

"Within you I lose myself
Without you I find myself
Wanting to be lost again."

"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand."

"We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives."

"Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost." -Kaleel Jamison

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

"A lover fears all that he believes." -Ovidio

"A part of us remains where ever we have been."

"A part of you has grown in me. And so you see, it's you and me together forever and never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart."

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great."("Histoire amoureuse des Gaules") -Christopher Marlowe

"All the little emptiness of love." -Rupert Brooke

"Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable." -Joseph Addison

"As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love."

"At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone." -La Bruyere

"Doubt that the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love." ("Hamlet")- William Shakespeare

"Everyone hears what you say, friends listen to what you say, best friends listen to what you don't say."

"Before you insult someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, you're a mile ahead, and you have their shoes."

"Hey, love. I thought you held iced tea out to me, but I guess it was just root beer after all... as if root beer is just something and nothing more. I suppose I can wait for the one day when you will offer me the cold tea. Until then, love, it must be fate." - M. A. Fox

"I hear pounding feet in the streets below
And the women crying and the children know
That there's something wrong
It's hard to believe that Love will prevail" - Jane Siberry, "It Can't Rain All the Time"

"Death is beautiful. It alone gives love its true habitat." - Jean Anouilh, Eurydice

"If it was raining soup, we'd be out with forks." - Brendan Behan

"My mind then wandered. I thought of this: I thought how every day each of us experiences a few moments that have just a bit more resonance that other moments - we hear a word that sticks in our mind - or maybe we have a small experience that pulls us out of ourselves, if only briefly - we share a hotel elevator with a bride in her veils, say, or a stranger gives us a piece of bread to feed to the mallard ducks in the lagoon; a small child starts a conversation with us in a Dairy Queen - or we have an episode like the one that I had with the M & M cars back at the husky station.
And if we were to collect these small moments in a notebook and save them over a period of months we would see certain trends emerge that have been trying to speak through us. We would realize that we have been having another life altogether, one we didn't even know was going on inside us. And maybe this other life is more important than the one we think of as being real - this clumsy day-to-day world of furniture and noise and metal. So just maybe it is these small silent moments which are the true story-making events of our lives." - Douglas Coupland, "Life After God"

"You need as much ballast as possible to stop you floating away; you need people around you, things going on, otherwise life is like some film where the money ran out, and there are no sets, or locations, or supporting actors, and it's just one bloke on his own staring into the camera with nothing to do and nobody to speak to, and who'd believe in this character then? I've got to get more stuff, more clutter, more detail in here, because at the moment I'm in danger of falling off the edge." - Nick Hornby, "High Fidelity"

"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." - Sören Kierkegaard, "Life"

"She said that was all there was in this world, people who let you down." - Patrick McCabe, "The Butcher Boy"

"'I meant,' said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?' Death thought about it 'Cats,' he said eventually, 'Cats are nice.'" - Terry Pratchett, "Sourcery"

"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." - Bertrand Russell, "Autobiography"

"Death is fortunate for the child, bitter to the youth, too late for the old." -Publilius Syrus, "Sententioe"

"We'll smile, but only for seconds - for to be caught smiling is to acknowledge life - A brave but useless show of compassion, and that is forbidden in this drab and colourless world." - Paul Weller, "Wasteland"

"You are eight years old. It is Sunday evening. You have been granted an extra hour before bed. The family is playing Monopoly. You have been told that you are big enough to join them. You lose. You are losing continuously. Your stomach cramps with fear. Nearly all of your possessions are gone. Your brothers are snatching all of the houses from your streets. The last street is being sold. You have to give in. You have lost. And suddenly you know that it is only a game. You jump up with joy and you knock the big lamp over. It falls on the floor and drags the teapot with it. The others are angry with you, but you laugh and go upstairs. You know you are nothing and you know you have nothing. And you know that not-to-be and not-to-have give immeasurable freedom." - Janwillem Van De Wetering

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - Oscar Wilde, "Lady Windermere's Fan"

"Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not easy." - Aristotle

"The urge to destroy is a creative urge." - Mikhail Bakunin

"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." - Ernest Hemingway

"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us." - Hermann Hesse, "Demian"

"Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, drops him, promises and betrays, and - crowning injury - inflicts on him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself." - Paul Valery

"We have to distrust each other. It's our only defence against betrayal." - Tennessee Williams, "Camino Real"

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson

"Be not afraid of enemies; the worst they can do is to kill you. Do not be afraid of friends; the worst they can do is betray you. Be afraid of the indifferent; they do not kill or betray. But only because of their silent agreement, betrayal and murder exist on earth." - Bruno Yasiensky

"Who do you turn to when the only one who can stop the tears is the one making you cry?"

"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost." - G.K. Chesterton

"To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god." - Jorge Luis Borges

"To fear love is to fear life." - Bertrand Russel

"Twice or thrice had I loved thee, Before I knew thy face or name; So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame, Angels affect us oft, and worshipp'd be. ("Air and Angels")" - John Donne

"Very often melancholy is the memory of a kiss not given."

"Wait for the one you love. Not the one who found you first."

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly embracing each other." - Liciano De Crescenzo

"What is Love but the Demon inside or is an Angel, with play on his mind? ("First Love")" - John A. Zammit

"When you are down, only her love can save you." - Wisdom H

"When you kiss me, without uttering a single word, you speak to my soul."

"Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one." - Japanese proverb

"Whom we love best, to them we can say least." - English proverb

"You don't get to choose; You just fall."

"You want to know how great my love is? Count the waves."

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it...always." - Mahatma Ghandi

"Do everything with a mind that lets go. Don't accept praise or gain or anything else. If you let go a little you will have a little peace; if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace." - Ajahn Chah

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life." - J.Krishnamurti

"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf." - Rabindranath Tagore

"My sun sets to rise again." - Robert Browning

"My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image to be servants of their human interests." - George Santayana

"People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be...whether they'll admit that or not." - Earl Nightingale

"Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it." - Margaret Drabble

"Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them." - Adlai E. Stevenson

"Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge." - Stephen Levine

"What is to give light must endure burning." - Viktor Frankl

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." - Chief Seattle

"Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?" - Marcel Marceau

"Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely." - The Land Before Time

"For fast-acting relief try s l o w i n g d o w n." - Lily Tomlin

"I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world." - Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children." - Kahlil Gibran

"If it must be, let it come in the heat of action. Why flinch? It is by far the noblest form in which death can come. It is in a sense almost a privilege. . . ." - Alan Seeger