Saturday, January 07, 2006

Selfless Love!

To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
~ Mary Oliver: Blackwater Woods

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
~ Mark Twain

After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.

~ Mark Twain

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Genuine Love !

Although the act of nurturing another's spiritual growth has the effect of nurturing one's own, a major characteristic of genuine love is that the distinction between oneself and the other is always maintained and preserved.

~ M. Scott Peck

In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual, delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted, atrocious.

~ Marcel Proust

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
~ Margaret Anderson

We all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.

~ Margaret Guenther

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Love Cures People !!

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

~ Jonathan Swift

Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

~ Karl Menninger

If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?

~ Lily Tomlin

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.

~ Lisa Hoffman