Valentine’s Day: Buy A Box—Borrow A Quote

Ed Engoron, Co-Founder of Choclatique
Author of Ed Engoron’s Choclatique, Running Press, 2011

Rose HeartAre you stumped for just the right words to put on you sweeties card? Well here’s the perfect glossary where you can Borrow-a-Quote for the day. We promise we won’t tell.

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

The love we give away is the only love we keep.

~Elbert Hubbard

Infantile love follows the principle: “I love because I am loved.”
Mature love follows the principle: “I am loved because I love.”
Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.”
Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”

~Erich Fromm

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

~Franklin P. Jones

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

~George Sand

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

~Henry David Thoreau

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

~Herman Hesse

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

~Ingrid Bergman

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

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

~John Lennon

Where there is love there is life.

~Mohandas K. Gandhi

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

~Mother Teresa

Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I am beautiful because you love me?

~Oscar Hammerstein, II

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.

The Picture of Dorian Gray
~Oscar Wilde

Earth’s the right place for love. I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.

Birches
~Robert Frost

Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

~Robert Heinlein

I love you; Not only for what you are But for what I am when I am with you Love.

~Robert Croft

To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn’d his clothes,
And dupp’d the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.

Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5
~William Shakespeare

Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.

~St. Augustine

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