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Quotations for Commitment Ceremonies
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown
[W]hen you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally
My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We'll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524
My whole heart for my whole life. ~French saying used on poesy rings
In a time when nothing is more certain than change, the commitment of two people to one another has become difficult and rare. Yet, by its scarcity, the beauty and value of this exchange have only been enhanced. ~Robert Sexton
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach
If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
Against them while they stand so.
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. ~Stephen King
A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
Many are the starrs I see, but in my eye no starr like thee. ~English saying used on poesy rings
Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ~Author Unknown
Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author Unknown
Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. ~Author Unknown
Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig
Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love. ~Robert Fulghum, True Love
If our two loves be one, or thou and I
Love so alike, that none doe slacken, none can die.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ~Voltaire
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein
When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. ~Natalie Clifford Barney
Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: -
So many times do I love again.
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes
When love is not madness, it is not love. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs. ~Ovid
I love thee - I love thee,
'Tis all that I can say
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day.
For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~Zora Neale Hurston
A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasnít put there to stay -
Love isnít love
'Til you give it away.
~Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)"
Love me and the world is mine. ~David Reed
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning
Two souls, one heart. ~French saying used on poesy rings
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. ~Victor Hugo
Last modified 2011 Sep 05 Mon 16:36 PDT