Valentine's Day is a celebration of loving relationships and it is important to keep love fresh and growing. When contemplating Valentine's Day Getaways or gifts, remember to consider an appropriate sentiment to go along with the celebration or gift of flowers. Below is a list of quotes that will help inspire Valentine's Day Ideas and loving feelings.
SPIRITUAL AND ETERNAL ASPECTS OF LOVE
"I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."
-Henry Ward Beecher
"To love another person is to see the face of God."
"To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven."
"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
"Soul meets soul on lovers' lips."
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
“I want you to be my Valentine. It doesn’t seem to be a secret.” – A 1928 posted and card including a quote from Buster Brown.
"I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach."
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"The thirst that from the soul doth rise, doth ask a drink divine."
"He who bends to himself a joy
Doth the wing'ed life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in Eternity's sunrise."
"Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever."
"Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end."
"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."
"Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence."
-Vincent van Gogh
" So let us love, dear love, like as we ought;
Love is the lesson which the Lord has taught."
"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs."
“I’m plum crazy about you Valentine”. A Valentine’s Day card with a pun/play on words from around 1950.
“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
"The Eskimos have 52 words for snow because it is so special to them; there ought to be as many for love!"
“Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination."
"Love is the poetry of the senses."
-Honore de Balzac
“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."
"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."
"Very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."
"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."
-Dr. Karl Menninger
"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
"True love is like ghosts which everybody talks about and few have seen."
"If love is great, and there are no greater things, then what I feel for you must be the greatest."
"Love is being stupid together."
"Love is the greatest refreshment in life."
"Love is what you've been through with somebody."
"Love is the only gold."
-Lord Alfred Tennyson
"Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear."
"Love is not singular except in syllable."
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."
"Love is metaphysical gravity"
-R. Buckminster Fuller
“Love’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved."
"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet."
"Love to faults is always blind
Always is to joy inclin'd
Lawless, wing'd, and unconfin'd
And breaks all chains from every mind."
"It is to be made of sighs and tears...
It is to be made of faith and service...
It is to be made of fantasy,
All made of passion and all made of wishes,
All adoration, duty and observance,
All humbleness, all patience and impatience,
All purity, all trial, all observance;
And so am I for Phoebe."
"Love consists in this, that two Solitudes protect and touch and greet each other."
-Rainer Maria Rilke
"Love is a short word, but it contains all; it means the
body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel it as
we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe it as we
breathe the air, we carry it in ourselves as we carry
our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us. It is not a
word; it is an inexpressible state indicated by four
-Guy de Maupassant
“Love is the most intensive desire of the soul to enjoy beauty, and where it is reciprocal, is the most entire and exact union of hearts..."
“Love is my life, life is my love,
love is my whole felicity,
Love is my sweet, sweet is my love,
I am in love and love in me."
"My love is like a red, red rose, that's newly sprung in June..."
- Robert Burns
LOVE AND THE SENSES
"The honey of the Hybla bees
Is not so sweet as kissing you..."
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate."
- William Shakespeare
“No, no, the utmost share
Of my desire shall be,
Only to kiss the air
That lately kissed thee."
"I thought that it was snowing
Flowers. But no. It was this young lady
Coming towards me."
"Her hand which touched my hand she moved away,
But there it lies, forever and a day."
"If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden."
"I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes,
After the day's great sun."
-Charles Hanson Towne
"How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds
sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the
stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said."
SOURCES FOR QUOTES:
ALL FOR LOVE, selected, edited and illustrated by Tasha Tudor, (Philomel Books, 1984), Pages 14-65
"Quotations for St. Valentine's Day" http://www.quotegarden.com/valentine.html, pages 1-9
"Valentine's Day Love Quotes", http://festivals.iloveindia.com/valentines-day/valentines-quotes.html
"Valentine's Day Quotes: Best, Most Inspiration Sayings for Spreading the Love on Valentine's Day 2010". http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/11/valentines-day-quotes-bes_n_459211.html