Saturday, December 31, 2005

Joyous Love Quotes !!!

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
~ Bill Vaughn
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
~ Bill Vaughan
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in
~ Jessamyn West : The Quaker Reader, 1962
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
~ Jimi Hendrix.
Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches
meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it.
~ Joan Vinge:The Snow Queen
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it
~ John Lennon.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I Love You - Love Poem...!!!

I Love You

You're kissable and cuddly;

You're lovable and sweet;

You thrill me every minute,

And sweep me off my feet.

You're charming and disarming,

Desirable and true.

You inspire and impress me,

And that's why I love you!

~~ Ara John Movsesian

Saturday, December 24, 2005

True Love Feelings !

Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person.

~ James Thurber and E.B. White

Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.

~ Jeanne Moreau:

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.

~ Jane Austen

Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.

~ Jane Austen

We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden.

~ Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Beautiful Love Thoughts !

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. "Light! Give me light!" was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.
~ Helen Keller.

Your body needs to be held and to hold, to be touched and to touch. None of these needs is to be despised, denied, or repressed. But you have to keep searching for your body's deeper need, the need for genuine love. Every time you are able to go beyond the body's superficial desires for love, you are bringing your body home and moving toward integration and unity.
~ Henri Nouwen.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Popular Love Teachings !

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each others dreams, we can be together all the time.

~ Hobbes (of Calvin and ...)

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.
~ Hermann Hesse.

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.

~ James Baldwin.

Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one -- neglect.

~ James D. Bryden.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Alluring Love Messages.

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

~ Henry David Thoreau

If I am not worth the wooing, I am surely not worth the winning.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

~ Herman Hesse

Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are.

~ Houssaye

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

~ Ingrid Bergman

On reflection, one of the things I needed to learn was to allow myself to be loved.

~ Isha McKenzie-Mavinga

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Admirable Love Thoughts !

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia -- to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

~ H. L. Mencken

When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
~ HH the Dalai Lama from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.
~ Han Suyin [Elizabeth Comber]

The sage said, "The best thing is not to hate anyone, only to love. That is the only way out of it. As soon as you have forgiven those whom you hate, you have gotten rid of them. Then you have no reason to hate them; you just forget.

~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Great Love Words !

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages

~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

~ George MacDonald.

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

~ George Sand.

Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.

~ George Santayana.

To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their ownselves, their version of him.

~ Goethe.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Love Feelings!

That Love is all there is, Is all we know of Love.

~ Emily Dickinson:

When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.

~ Ernest Becker

Who has not found the heaven below
Will fail of it above.
God's residence is next to mine,
His furniture is love.

~ Emily Dickinson

We need not think alike to love alike.

~ Francis David

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Love Is Free Yet Not Easily Available !

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. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere.
~ Emma Goldman.

We need not think alike to love alike.

~ Francis David.

Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

~ Franklin P. Jones.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Only Love !!!

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.

~ Ray Bradbury

Tell me who admires and loves you, And I will tell you who you are.

~ Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

You call it madness, but I call it love.

~ Don Byas

Life is a quest and love a quarrel ...

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Wonderful Love Quotes !

Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
~ Barbara De Angelis:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
~ Bible : I Corinthians 13:4-8

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Truth Of Great Love !

For there is one thing I can safely say: that those bound by love must obey each other if they are to keep company long. Love will not be constrained by mastery; when mastery comes, the God of love at once beats his wings, and farewell -- he is gone. Love is a thing as free as any spirit; women naturally desire liberty, and not to be constrained like slaves; and so do men, if I shall tell the truth.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Understanding Love!

Love, like truth and beauty, is concrete. Love is not fundamentally a sweet feeling; not, at heart, a matter of sentiment, attachment, or being "drawn toward." Love is active, effective, a matter of making reciprocal and mutually beneficial relation with one's friends and enemies. Love creates righteousness, or justice, here on earth. To make love is to make justice. As advocates and activists for justice know, loving involves struggle, resistance, risk. People working today on behalf of women, blacks, lesbians and gay men, the aging, the poor in this country and elsewhere know that making justice is not a warm, fuzzy experience. I think also that sexual lovers and good friends know that the most compelling relationships demand hard work, patience, and a willingness to endure tensions and anxiety in creating mutually empowering bonds.
For this reason loving involves commitment. We are not automatic lovers of self, others, world, or God. Love does not just happen. We are not love machines, puppets on the strings of a deity called "love." Love is a choice -- not simply, or necessarily, a rational choice, but rather a willingness to be present to others without pretense or guile. Love is a conversion to humanity -- a willingness to participate with others in the healing of a broken world and broken lives. Love is the choice to experience life as a member of the human family, a partner in the dance of life, rather than as an alien in the world or as a deity above the world, aloof and apart from human flesh.

~ Carter Heyward.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Love is Passion, Obsession

Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. I'm not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love - well, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived.

~ William Parrish from the movie, Meet Joe Black (1998)

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Lovable Thought !!

All love that has not friendship for its base,
Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Love Thought By C.S. Lewis !

Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.

~ C.S. Lewis.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Best Love Note By Carl Jung !

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

~ Carl Jung.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Heavenly Love !

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
~ Bertrand Russell

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Love Poem By Bayard Taylor.

I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars grow old...
Bayard Taylor.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Love Note By Barbara De Angelis.

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

~ Barbara De Angelis.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Bryan Adams - Best Love Lyrics

Bryan Adams - Best Love Lyrics
Album - 18 Til I Die
Song Name - Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman

To really love a woman,
To understand her - You gotta know her deep inside
Hear every thought - See every dream
N' give her wings - When she wants to fly
Then when you find yourself lyin' helpless in her arms
Ya know ya really love a woman...

When you love a woman you tell her
that she's really wanted
When you love a woman you tell her that she's the one
Cuz she needs somebody to tell her
that it's gonna last forever
So tell me have you ever really
- really really ever loved a woman?

To really love a woman
Let her hold you -
til ya know how she needs to be touched
You've gotta breathe her - really taste her
Til you can feel her in your blood
N' when you can see your unborn children in her eyes
Ya know ya really love a woman

When you love a woman
you tell her that she's really wanted
When you love a woman you tell her that she's the one
Cuz she needs somebody to tell her
that you'll always be together
So tell me have you ever really -
really really ever loved a woman?

You got to give her some faith - hold her tight
A little tenderness - gotta treat her right
She will be there for you, takin' good care of you
Ya really gotta love your woman...

Love Is Belief !

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Love Saying !

Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
~ Ambrose Bierce

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Love Make Up Things !

If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.
~ Ann Landers

Friday, November 18, 2005

Love Forever !

I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.

~ Amy Tan.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Magic Of Love!

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.

Amy Bloom.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Philosophy Of Love.

We only regard those unions as real examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed and unalterable decision has been taken. If men or women contemplate an escape, they do not collect all their powers for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of life do we arrange such a "getaway." We cannot love and be limited.
~ Alfred Adler

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Love Lessons By Anais Nin.

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 tarnishings.
~ Anais Nin.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Love Poem By Alfred Tennyson.

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.'
~ Alfred Tennyson.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Love Note By Albert Einstein.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

~ Albert Einstein.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Love Query By Albert Einstein

How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

~ Albert Einstein.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Love Poem By Penny Kotyk.

To have one confess his love to thee, you must have his heart,for he can only love thee more, if you are never apart.
~Penny Kotyk.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Love Note !

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

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Love Line !

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
~ Mother Teresa

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Love Note By Albert Einsten !

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love."

~ Albert Einstein

Monday, November 07, 2005

Express Love !

They do not love that do not show their love.
~ William Shakespeare

Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Word - LOVE !

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love."

~ Sophocles

Friday, November 04, 2005

Thursday, November 03, 2005

True Love !

Distance between two hearts is not an obstacle...rather a beautiful reminder of just how strong true love can be.

~ Unknown

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Love Note !

A friend is always good to have but a lover's kiss is better than angels raining down on
~The Dave Matthews Band

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

True Lovers By Jean Zheng !

Hopeless romantics are only hopeless in the eyes of those who don't believe in romance.
~Jean Zheng

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Monday, October 31, 2005

Love Line !

The soul that can speak with its eyes can also kiss with a gaze.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Love Poem

I give yet love to thee, in soft moments of whispering melodies. I hear the longing of your soul, and it sends my pulse to quicken. I have touched thine music deep in thine soul, it is like the soft sounds of the nine symphonies of Beethoven.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Love Feelings By Penny Kotyk !

Your beauty I have not yet gazed upon, for your passion has blinded my senses.

~ Penny Kotyk.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Getting Lost in Love !

Within you I lose myself. Without you I find myself wanting to become lost again.
~ Anonymous

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Love Line By Jean Zheng

Sometimes it's hard to love someone because you're so afraid of losing them.
~Jean Zheng

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Real Love By Jean Zheng.

You know its love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.
~Jean Zheng

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Romantic Words By Jean Zheng

Once you've felt love, you'll know it's love because you don't want to let it go.

~Jean Zheng

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Love Note !

I fell in love with you the second I layed eyes on you, it had nothing to do with the way you looked, there was something in your eyes, then I found out what was in your heart.

Monday, October 17, 2005

True Love By F.Scott Fitzgerald

I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect and it's these things I'd believe in even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be…. I love her and that's the beginning of everything.
~ F.Scott Fitzgerald

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Romantic Note

Somewhere there's someone who dreams of your smile, and finds in your presence that life is worth while, so when you are lonely, remember this is true: Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Love Message By Vita Sackville-West

…I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. So this letter is just really a squeal of pain. It is incredible how essential to me you have become. I suppose you are accustomed to people saying these things. Damn you, spoilt creature; I shan't make you love me any more by giving myself away like this - But oh my dear, I can't be clever and stand-offish with you: I love you too much for that.
~Vita Sackville-West

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Love Quote By Andre Gide

And indeed I felt happy with her, so perfectly happy, that the one desire of mine was that it should differ in nothing from hers, and already I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun-warmed, flower-bordered path.
~Andre Gide

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Romantic Words By Edgar Allan Poe

Yes, I now feel that it was then on that evening of sweet dreams- that the very first dawn of human love burst upon the icy night of my spirit. Since that period I have never seen nor heard your name without a shiver half of delight, half of anxiety….For years your name never passed my lips, while my soul drank in, with a delirious thirst, all that was uttered in my presence respecting you.
~Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Love Quote By Edith Wharton

Oh, what good will writing do?
I want to put my hand out and touch you.
I want to do for you and care for you.
I want to be there when you're sick and when you're lonesome.

~Edith Wharton

Monday, October 10, 2005

Love Message

A person can be in love with someone forever till the end of time. But if that person doesn't tell or show the feelings of love, it will be just another person living in a dream, lost of true love.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Romantic Message By Sarah MacLachlan

How grave is my condition, for I cannot find the words to say, I need you so.
~Sarah MacLachlan

Friday, October 07, 2005

Love Quote

Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.


Thursday, October 06, 2005

Love Message

Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Romantic Note By Gretchen Kemp

... See there's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.

~Gretchen Kemp

Love Quote By Alexander Hamilton Rice

O happy hours when I may once more encircle within these arms the dearest object of my love- when I shall again feel the pressure of that "aching head" which will delight to recline upon my bosom, when I may again press to my heart which palpitates with the purest affection that loved one who has so long shared it's undivided devotion.

~Alexander Hamilton Rice.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Romantic Words By John Keats

I cannot exist without you- I am forgetful of every thing but seeing you again- my Life seems to stop there- I see no further. You have absorb'd me. I have a sensation at the present moment as though I were dissolving…. I have been astonished that Men could die Martyrs for religion- I have shudder'd at it- I shudder no more- I could be martyr'd for my Religion- Love is my religion- I could die for that- I could die for you. My creed is Love and you are its only tenet- You have ravish'd me away by a Power I cannot resist.
~John Keats

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Love Message By T.H. White

Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts uncritically - to those who hardly think about us in return.

~T.H. White

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Romantic Quote By Marquis de Lafayette.

All that you are, all that I owe to you, justifies my love, and nothing, not even you.
~Marquis de Lafayette

Friday, September 30, 2005

Love Message By Violet Trefussis.

Heavens above! The reason why I'm so jealous of you is obvious enough! If you weren't so damned attractive physically, do you think my heart would beat almost to suffocation whenever I see you speak to someone? If you don't realize how attractive you are in that way, let me tell you, other people do, and have told me so….
~Violet Trefussis

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Love Words By Sarah Bernhardt

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
~ Sarah Bernhardt

Monday, September 26, 2005

Love Quote By Woodrow Wilson

The way you let your hand rest in mine, my bewitching Sweetheart, fills me with happiness. It is the perfection of confiding love. Everything you do, the little unconscious things in particular, charms me and increases my sense of nearness to you, identification with you,till my heart is full to overflowing.
~ Woodrow Wilson.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Love Note By George Moore

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it… you and you alone make me feel that I am alive…. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
~George Moore

Friday, September 23, 2005

Love Poem By John Donne

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
~ John Donne

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Romantic Quote By Lorraine Hansberry

There is always something left to love. And if you haven't learned that, you ain't learned nothing.
~ Lorraine Hansberry

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Love Message By William Blake

For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity a human face,
And Love, the human form divine,
And Peace, the human dress.
~ William Blake

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Love Quote By William Blake

Does the Eagle know what is in the pit
Or wilt thou go ask the Mole?
Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod,
Or Love in a golden bowl?
~ William Blake

Monday, September 19, 2005

Love Notes by Walter Savage Landor

Proud word you never spoke, but you will speak
For not exempt from pride some future day.
Resting on one white hand a warm wet cheek
Over my open volume you will say,
"This man loved me!" then rise and trip away.
~ Walter Savage Landor

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Love Message By Aldous Huxley !

There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving- by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
~ Aldous Huxley

Friday, September 16, 2005

Romantic Quote

It seemed to me pretty plain,that they had more of love than matrimony in them.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Love Message

Love to faults is always blind,
Always is to joy inclin'd,
Lawless, wing'd and confin'd,
And breaks all chains from every mind.
~ William Blake

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Love Poems!

Look for me by moonlight;
Watch for me by moonlight;
I'll come to thee by moonlight;
Though hell should bar the way!
~Alfred Noyes,

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Love Message

There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.

~ George Sand

Monday, September 12, 2005

Romantic Quotes

How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways,
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Love Quote!

He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Love Poems!

All thoughts, all passions, all delights,
Whatever stirs this mortal frame,
All are but ministers of love,
And feed his sacred flame.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Love Quote

Love is enough : though the world be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining.
~ William Morris

Monday, September 05, 2005

Lovers Messages

Freely we serve
Because we freely love, as in our will
To love or not; in this we stand or fall.
~ John Milton,

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Romantic Quotes

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time,
made new.

~ Ursula Le Guin

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Love Messages

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
~ Carl Jung

Friday, September 02, 2005

Romantic Quotations

Under yonder beech-tree single on the greensward,
Couched with her arms behind her golden head,
Knees and tresses folded to slip and ripple idly,
Lies my young love sleeping in the shed.
~ George Meredith

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Love Quotes

People talk about love as it is something that you could give, like an armful of flowers.
And a lot of people give love like that -
just dump it down on top of you,
a useless strong-scented burden.
~ Anne Morrow Lindberg

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Love Quotes

Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That hills and valleys, dales and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.

~ Christopher Marlowe

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Love Quotes

Is it prickly to touch as a hedge is,
Or soft as eiderdown fluff,
Is it sharp or quite smooth at the edges,
O tell me the truth about love.
~ W. H. Auden

Monday, August 29, 2005

Love Quotes

I always wanted to be in love, always. It's like being a tuning fork.
~ Edna O'Brien

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Love Quotes

Whoever has loved knows all that life contains of sorrow and of joy.
~ George Sand.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Love Quote

Love has its own instinct. It knows how to find the road to the heart just as the weakest insect moves towards its flower by an irresistible which will fear nothing.
- Honore De Balzac.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal

Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
Grieving emperor who built the Taj Mahal for his late wife
by David Johnson

In 1612, a teenage girl, Arjumand Banu, married 15-year-old Shah Jahan, ruler of the Mughal Empire. Renamed Mumtaz Mahal, she bore Shah Jahan 14 children and became his favorite wife. After Mumtaz died in 1629, the grieving emperor resolved to create a fitting monument.

It took 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants nearly 20 years to complete this monument—the Taj Mahal.
Built of white marble, the Taj sits on a sandstone platform. A 137-foot high dome tops the mausoleum. The interior is lavishly decorated in lapis lazuli, turquoise, agate, jasper, and colored marble. The exterior is paved with semiprecious stones that sparkle in the sun. The surrounding garden contains four water channels representing the four rivers of Islamic paradise.

Shah Jahan was never able to complete a black marble mausoleum he planned for himself. Deposed by his son, Shah Jahan was imprisoned in the Red Fort of Agra, and spent lonely hours staring across the Jamuna River at the monument to his beloved queen. He was eventually buried beside her in the Taj Mahal.