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"All You Need Is Love"
-- John Lennon and Paul McCartney, British rock musicians,
in: Magical Mystery Tour

"Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
-- Franklin P. Jones

"My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite. "
-- William Shakespeare, in: Romeo and Juliet

"My luve's like a red red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
My luve's like a melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune."
--Robert Burns (1758-96) in "A Red Red Rose"

"Come out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love."
-- Rumi

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction."
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-44) in: Wind, Sand and Stars

"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."
-- I Corinthians 13:4-8

"True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked."
-- Erich Segal

"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination."
-- Voltaire

"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

"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."
-- Henry Louis Mencken

"The true beloveds of this world are in their lover's eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favorite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory. "
-- Truman Capote, in: Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948)

"Love all; trust a few."
-- William Shakespeare


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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