"On Crime & Punishment"
and Song of Love
Love is patient, love is kind.
"Perfect love is rare indeed -
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer;
"Of all the earthly
music, that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
"Sex is an emotion in motion."
Lots of people
Let the world stop turning,
Love is like a friendship caught on fire.
The Time I've lost in wooing,
He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate;
Love is a fruit in season at all times,
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
Time is too slow for those who wait,
Artist: John Grimshaw
a portion of the soul itself,
and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise."
"Life is a flower of which love is the honey."
"The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved,
loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
"The reduction of the universe to a single being,
the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love."
(February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885)
French poet, playwright, novelist, visual artist, statesman,
human rights activist and influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France.
"He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals."
"If you would be loved, love and be lovable."
~ Benjamin Franklin ~
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death
~ Thomas Mann ~
(June 6, 1875 – August 12, 1955)
German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist,
Nobel Prize in Literature 1929
Life and hope for the world
are to be found only in the deeds of love.
It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you
(May 18, 1872– February 2, 1970)
British philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, and pacifist.Analytic philosophy
Nobel Prize in Literature 1950
Love is that condition in which
The happiness of another person
Is essential to your own.
~Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land ~
( July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988)
American novelist. "Dean of science fiction writers".
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed,
That I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
~John Gay ~
(June 30, 1685 - December 4, 1732)
English poet and dramatist.
Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley ~
(August 4, 1792 – July 8, 1822)
English Romantic poet
Never a lip is curved with pain
That can't be kissed into smile again.
~ Brete Harte ~
(August 25, 1836– May 6, 1902)
American author and poet, best known for accounts of pioneering life in California.
To get the full value of joy
You must have someone to divide it with.
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 ~
"Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being.
We feel love as we feel the warmth of out blood,
we breathe love as we breathe air,
we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts.
Nothing more exists for us."
~Guy de Maupassant~
French novelist and poet
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together:
at the door where the latter enters,
the former makes its exit.
~Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)~
(July 24,1802 — December 5, 1870)
French writer. ' The Count of Monte Cristo' and 'The Three Musketeers'
There is always some madness in love.
But there is also always some reason in madness.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~
(October 15, 1844-– August 25, 1900)
Influential German philosopher and poet. Author of 'Thus Spake Zarathustra'.
Made the comment "God is Dead' ushering in the scientific era
"Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love"
"How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics
so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour.
Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.
~Albert Einstein Quotes~
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret;
it is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery~
For one human being to love another:
that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks;
the ultimate, the last test and proof,
the work for which all other work is but preparation.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery~
(June 29, 1900—July 31, 1944)
French writer and aviator. Most famous for his novella 'The Little Prince'
"Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found,
and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration."
~ D.H.Lawrence ~
(September 11, 1885 – March 2, 1930)
English writer 20th century, novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, and literary criticism.
Artist: John Anster Fitzgerald
THROUGH LOVE all that is bitter will be sweet
Through Love all that is copper will be gold.
Through Love all dregs will turn to purest wine
Through Love all pain will turn to medicine.
Through Love the dead will all become alive.
Through Love the king will turn into a slave!
Passion makes the old medicine new:
Passion lops off the bough of weariness.
Passion is the elixir that renews:
how can there be weariness
when passion is present?
Oh, don't sigh heavily from fatigue:
seek passion, seek passion, seek passion!
The intellectual is always showing off,
the lover is always getting lost.
The intellectual runs away.
afraid of drowning;
the whole business of love
is to drown in the sea.
Intellectuals plan their repose;
lovers are ashamed to rest.
The lover is always alone.
even surrounded by people;
like water and oil, he remains apart.
The man who goes to the trouble
of giving advice to a lover
get nothing. He's mocked by passion.
Love is like musk. It attracts attention.
Love is a tree, and the lovers are its shade.
(September 30, 1207– December 17, 1273)
13th century Persian poet, Islamic jurist, and theologian. Rumi created the Whirling Dervish tradition
it may not always be so; and I say
that if your lips,which I have loved, should
touch another's, and your dear strong fingers clutch
his heart, as mine in time not far away;
if on another's face your sweet hair lay
in such a silence as I know, or such
great writhing words as, uttering overmuch,
stand helplessly before the spirit at bay;
if this should be, i say if this should be-
you of my heart, send me a little word;
that I may go unto him, and take his hands,
saying, Accept all happiness from me.
Then shall I turn my face, and hear one bird
sing terribly afar in the lost lands.
unlove's the heavenless hell and homeless home
...lovers alone wear sunlight.
yes is a world
& in this world of
may i feel said he
i'll squeal said she
just once said he
it's fun said she
may i touch said he
how much said she
a lot said he
why not said she
(let's go said he
not too far said she
what's too far said he
where you are said she
may i stay said he
which way said she
like this said he
if you kiss said she
may i move said he
is it love said she
if you're willing said he
but you're killing said she
but it's life said he
but your wife said she
now said he)
ow said she
tiptop said he
don't stop said she
oh no said he
go slow said she cccome? said he
ummm said she
you're divine! said he
you are Mine said she
i carry your heart with me,
i carry it in my heart and i'm never without it.
anywhere i go, you go, my dear.
and whatever is done, by only me, is your doing, my darling.
i fear no fear for you are my fate, my sweet.
i want no world for beautiful, you are my world my true.
it's you or whatever a moon has always meant,
and whatever a sun will always sing is you.
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the trree called life
which grows higher and higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide
and this is the wonder that is keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart,
i carry it in my heart.
love is a place
& through this place of
(with brightness of peace)
yes is a world
& in this world of
"i don't know what it is about you that closes and opens, only something in me understands
the voice in your eyes is deeper than all roses."
(October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962)
American author, painter and one of the most popular poets of the 20th century,
Existence=Sex & Passion
Glistening moonlight caresses the dewed silk petals
of a lusciousblood red rose, yearning to be experienced,
her sweet lusty fragrance uninhibited and irresistible.
Explosive fiery passion bursts from the belly of our
powerful undulating sun gripping our fertile mother
with a gentle intimate embrace, seeding, warming, feeding, breathing.
Chaotic fluctuating spasms of energy pop in and out
of observable space/time, penetrating our linear version of experience
from the unlimited, teasing reality, appeasing subjectivism, achieving bliss.
From floral ecstasy to planetary intercourse,
atomic sodomy to parallel universal foreplay,
life is sex... passion, orgasm and creation.
off her mouth
and put them
into a dawn-colored vase
was worth it.
(January 30, 1935 – September 14, 1984)
American writer, poet. Best known for his novel Trout Fishing in America (1967)
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist`s palette,
which provides the meaning of life and art.
It is the color of love.
(July 7, 1887 – March 28, 1985)
Russian-Belarusian-French painter of Jewish origin
"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."
~Erich Fromm ~
(March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980)
Social psychologist, psychoanalyst, and humanistic philosopher
Faults are thick where love is thin
"Nothing spoils the taste of peanut butter like unrequited love".
Charlie Brown is the main character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
"Love is the flower you've got to let grow."
(October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)
English rock musician, singer, songwriter, artist, peace activist and a founding member of The Beatles.
"And in the end, the love we take will be equal to the love we make."
Wildly popular English band, signalled the end of the 1950s rock-and-roll era.
Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me.
~The Mamas and The Papas~
Major part of the Southern California pop scene in the 60s
"People think that love is an emotion. Love is good sense."
(September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001)
American author, his debut novel was One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Counter-cultural figure, link between the Beats (1950s) and the hippies(1960s)
"It doesn't matter who you love, or how you love, but that you love"
(May 7, 1812 - December 12, 1889)
English poet playwright
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
(circa. 496 BC - 406 BC)
Ancient Greek tragedian
The first duty of love - is to listen
(August 20, 1886 – October 22, 1965)
German-American theologian, Christian existentialist philosopher
Any time not spent on love is wasted.
(March 11, 1544 – April 25, 1595)
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
(May 7,1812 - December 12, 1889)
English poet playwright, one of the foremost Victorian poets.
It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is
more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
Honoré de Balzac
(May 20 1799 – August 18 1850)
French novelist and playwright.
The risk it takes to remain tight inside the bud
is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
(February 21, 1903 - January 14, 1977)
Cuban-French author famous for her erotica, her published journals and love affair with Henry Miller
The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.
(December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980)
American writer and painter. 'Tropic of Cancer', 'Tropic of Capricorn', 'Black Spring'
"Love is a great beautifier."
~Louisa May Alcott~
(November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888)
American novelist.best known for Little Women
"Do you love me because I am beautiful,
or am I beautiful because you love me?"
A fairy tale classic folk tale myth told throughout time in almost
every culture and language. Theme: Unjust oppression/triumphant reward.
''Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.''
( born 23 January 1928)
Awards-winning French actress, screenwriter and director.
"Love is metaphysical gravity."
~R Buckminster Fuller~
(July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)
American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor, early environmental activist, and visionary.
2nd president of Mensa, Fuller believed human societies would soon rely mainly on renewable sources of energy,
such as solar- and wind-derived electricity,. envisioned an age of "universal education and sustenance of all humanity".
"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand."
(June 19, 1623 – August 19, 1662)
French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher.
"Love conquers all."
(October 15, 70 BCE – September 21, 19 BCE)
classical Roman poet.
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.
(July 26, 1875 – June 6, 1961)
Swiss psychiatrist, influential thinker and founder of analytical psychology.
You are the most beautiful girl that has ever lived, and it is worth dying to have kissed you.
( October 27, 1914 – November 9,1953)
"If you have it [love], you don't need to have anything else.
If you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have."
~Sir James M. Barrie~
(May 9, 1860 – June 19, 1937)
Scottish novelist and dramatist. Best known for Peter Pan
"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."
"Love is the only gold."
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson~
(August 6, 1809 – October 6, 1892)
United Kingdom Poet Laureate
"Men always want to be a woman's first love--
women like to be a man's last romance."
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself,
and one always ends by deceiving others.
That is what the world calls a romance.
~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless
garden when the flowers are dead.The consciousness of
loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life
that nothing else can bring.""Who, being loved, is poor?"
(October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900)
Irish playwright, novelist, poet. Famous for his wit.
is the greatest refreshment in life."
(October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973)
Andalusian-Spanish painter, sculptor. Co-founder of the Cubist movement
"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the
real with the ideal never goes unpunished
~Johann von Goethe~
(August 28, 1749 – March 22, 1832)
Poet, Novelist, Playwright, Natural Philosopher
"A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears."
(July 4, 1918 – December 7, 1997)
British Labour Party politician, published author, and journalist.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than
to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each
other in all labour, to minister to each other in all
sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be
one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?
"I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved."
(November 22, 1819 – December 22, 1880)
English novelist, a leading writer of the Victorian era.
Oh when I was in love with you,
Then I was clean and brave,
And miles around the wonder grew
How well did I behave.
And now the fancy passes by,
And nothing will remain,
And miles around they'll say that
I Am quite myself again.
(March 26, 1859 – April 30, 1936),
English poet, classical scholar
He felt now that he was not simply close to her,
but that he did not know where he ended and she began.
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness! A beautiful woman utters absurdities: we listen, and we hear not the absurdities but wise thoughts”
"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
"LOVE: The irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired."
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
American poet born in San Francisco, popular, honored frequently
"Treasure the love you receive above all.
It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished."
(December 12, 1923 – September 3, 1996)
Inspirational author 'The Greatest Salesman in the World'.
Love has features which pierce all hearts,
he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved.
He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.
"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature
and embroidered by imagination."
(November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778)
French writer, essayist, deist, and philosopher
"Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the gods."
"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet."
(428/427 BC – 348/347 BC)
Classical Greek philosopher who with his mentor, Socrates,
and his student, Aristotle, helped lay the foundations of Western philosophy.
"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires,
and a touch that never hurts."
(February 7,1812 – June 9, 1870)
Popular English novelists. Vigorous camaigner for social justice.
"If I know what love is, it is because of you."
"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go"
(July 2, 1877— August 9, 1962)
German-Swiss novelist, poet, novelist, and painter. Nobel Prize in Literature. 1946
"Nobody, not even poets, Has ever measured,
How much the heart can hold."
~ Zelda Fitzgerald ~
(July 24, 1900 – March 10, 1948)
American novelist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Icon of the 1920s
—dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper"
Wild Nights! Wild Nights! were I with thee
Wild Nights would be our luxury.
Futile the winds to a heart in port, Gone with the compass
Gone with the chart--Rowing in Eden.
Ah the Sea! Might I but moor-- Tonight in thee
~Emily Dickinson ~
(December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886)
American poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her reclusive lifetime.
Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons,
longing, as all individuals do,
to overcome the separateness and isolation
to which we are all heir because we are individuals,
can participate in a relationship that, for the moment,
is not of two isolated selves but a union
~Rollo May ~
(April 21, 1909 – October 22, 1994)
American existential psychologist
I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he
asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first
I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so
he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was
going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes
( February 2, 1882 – January 13, 1941)
Irish novelist, best known for such works as Ulysses (1922) and
Finnegans Wake (1939), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916).
One Perfect Rose
A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet-
One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;
"My fragile leaves," it said, "his heart enclose."
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.
"Love is like quicksilver in the hand.
Leave the fingers open and it stays.
Clutch it, and it darts away."
~ Dorothy Parker~
(August 22, 1893–June 7, 1967)
American writer and poet, known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles.
To My Valentine
Let's take a vacation
From the sordid ramifications
On the television Station.
I`ll treat you royal
My passions boil.
We'll be mysterious.
I yearn delirious!
I`ll make good food to eat.
And for dessert
A special treat.
Hot and Sweet.
We'll play awhile and smile.
Children's Thoughts on Love
"I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something,
but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful."
... Manuel, age 8
"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too."
...Greg, age 8
"No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with
how you smell...that's why perfume and deodorant is so popular."
...Mae, age 9
"One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it's something she likes to eat.
French fries usually works for me."
... Bart, age 9
"Don't do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention,
but attention ain't the same thing as love."
... Alonzo, age 9 "
When a person gets kissed for the first time, they fall down
and they don't get up for at least an hour."
... Wendy, age 8
"If you want to be loved by somebody who isn't
already in your family, it doesn't hurt to be beautiful."
...Anita, age 8
"I look at kissing like this: Kissing is fine if you like it,
but it's a free country and nobody should be forced to do it."
...Michael, age 8
"Don't say you love somebody and then change your mind ...
Love isn't like picking what movie you want to watch."
... Natalie, age 9
"I'm not rushing into being in love.
I'm finding fourth grade hard enough."
...Regina, age 10
Tender Is Legal In The Eternal State Of Love
Accepted payment towards all Karmic debt.
"There is no remedy for love but to love more." ~ Thoreau
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