Love

Scarlett, you need kissing badly. That’s what’s wrong with you … You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.
    (Rhett Butler, “Gone With The Wind”)

Cosi fan tutti
    (W. A. Mozart, on women flirting)

It is only with the heart that on can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

… then I did the simplest thing in the world
I leaned down … and kissed him
And the world cracked open.
    (Agnes de Mille)

I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.
    (Zelda Fitzgerald)

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.
    (Nadia Boulanger)

The thirst of desire is never filled nor fully satisfied.
    (Cicero)

Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
    (William Blake)

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
    (Aristotle)

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
    (Lao Tsu)

Love is a better teacher than duty.
    (Albert Einstein)

Who, being loved, is poor?
    (Oscar Wilde)

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
    (e. e. cummings)

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
    (Bernard Williams)

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Stranger, here you will do well to tarry; here our highest good is pleasure.