Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!
- Robert Browning (1812 -1889) British poet.
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety. Other women cloy the appetites they feed, but she makes hungry where most she satisfies.
- William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched.
- Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.
Lovers may be -- and indeed generally are -- enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
- Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.
Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?
- John Donne (1572-1632) English poet.
There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart.
- Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.
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