When I was in elementary school, before the world became so politically correct, we were allowed to share Valentine’s Day cards and Necco Wafer candy hearts with the kids in our class. We made a lot of little girls very happy with the sugary hearts embossed with sayings like “Hot Stuff,” “I Love You” and “Be Mine.”
Nothing has really changed—both little girls and lovely ladies still love to get candy for Valentine’s Day. The big dark (chocolate) secret is that little boys and big guys love to get gourmet chocolate as well.
Many creative people have written such wonderful words about love and Valentines and I wanted to include them in our Choclatique Love gourmet chocolate assortments for Valentine’s Day. I tried for weeks to find some way to add words of love atop our beautifully tempered, hand-decorated and polished Valentine’s hearts, but the two goals were incompatible. It was either beautiful, luscious chocolate or some sayings that didn’t seem appropriate.
Even I am sometimes at a loss for words when it comes to Love… a lot of guys are. I did a little research to find out what others have said about Love to borrow a phase or two.
Here are some of the best I found…
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
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.From The Picture of Dorian Gray
Earth’s the right place for love. I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.Birches
Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.Robert Heinlein
If I know what love is, it is because of you.Herman Hesse
I love you; Not only for what you are But for what I am when I am in love with you.Robert Croft
Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.St. Augustine
I could find a thousand words to tell you how wonderful you are, but I don’t need a thousand words to show you what’s in my heart… Choclatique.Ed Engoron, Co-Founder Choclatique
If you’re looking for love in all the right places and seeking a little romance, here are the chocolate and the words.
The Choclatique Love Collection is a beautiful assortment of luscious, heart-shaped chocolates that will fulfill your dreams with that very special gal or guy. Each romantic flavor casts an aphrodisiac-like spell that is the envy of cupid himself. All of our delicious Love chocolates are hand-decorated, heart-shaped and encased in our rich, bitter-sweet, yet fruity dark chocolate, creamery milk chocolate or snowy white chocolate couverture.
Our passionate Choclatique cupids will hand-pack and ribbon tie your selections and deliver them to everyone on your list. Each box comes complete with a gift card with your words (or ours) of love.