PASSION OF THE SOUL

As love is the most noble and divine passion of the soul, so is it that to which we may justly attribute all the real satisfactions of life, and without it, man is unfinished, and unhappy. APHRA BEHN, The Fair Jilt

FLOWER OF LIFE

Love was the flower of life, and blossomed unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it was found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. D. H. LAWRENCE, The Rainbow

LOVE IS CLEAR

When one loves somebody everything is clear — where to go, what to do — it all takes care of itself and one doesn’t have to ask anybody about anything. MAXIM GORKY, attributed, How to Achieve Peace of Mind

ALL ELSE IS FOLLY

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace

RIGHT TO LOVE AND BE LOVED

Everyone has a right to love and be loved, and nobody on this earth has the right to tell anyone that their love for another human being is morally wrong. BARBRA STREISAND, The Advocate, Aug. 17, 1999

WHY LOVE DIES

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishing. ANAIS NIN, Cities of the Interior