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"Great loves were almost always great tragedies. Perhaps it was because love was never truly great until the element of sacrifice entered into it."
-MARY ROBERTS RINEHART, DANGEROUS DAYS

"If love be good, from whennes cometh my woe?"
-GEOFFREY CHAUCER, TROILUS AND CRISEYDE

"Love can be understood only ‘from the inside,’ as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it."
-EDUCATOR ROBERT C. SOLOMON

The day after entertainer Jack Benny died, his widow, Mary, received a single long-stemmed rose from the local florist. When she got another rose the next day, she called the florist, who told her that her husband had placed an order before his death: to supply a perfect red rose every day for the rest of Mary’s life.

"Love is a great beautifier."
-LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, LITTLE WOMEN

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE, THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
To lure their lovers, wealthy women in the 1760s sought higher and higher hairstyles, until it could take half a day to create them. They were built up into a tower with horsehair and false hairpieces covered with pomade. The Empress Maria Theresa of Austria chastised her daughter for her hair, writing: "They say that your coiffure rises 36 inches . . . and is decorated with a mass of feathers and ribbons which makes it even higher!"

"Of all Love’s speeches, silence is best."
-POET FRANCIS W. L. ADAMS
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Jewel Adeptly Made for Intense Embraces
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“My wife finds it difficult to envisage me as the end product of millions of years of evolution.”
—WRITER/LECTURER BOB BARNES

“Someday we’ll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.”
—COMEDIAN EVAN DAVIS, ON POPPING THE QUESTION

FOR LOVE AND MONEY
Harold Lever, a small-scale soap wholesaler in England who expanded his father’s business into a huge multinational corporation, liked to think of himself as something of a socialist. “What kind of a socialist are you?” he was once asked. “You married your wife because she had four million pounds!”
“You think I married my wife because she had four million?” Lever retorted. “I would have married my wife even if she had only two million!”

“Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside.”
—WRITER/TEACHER MARGARET WALKER

“Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
—MORALIST FRANÇOIS, DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

I LOVE IKE
Dwight D. Eisenhower was the most famous soldier in the twentieth century, but he didn’t build his career alone. His wife, Mamie, was there to help in every way she could. She always said, “I have but one career and its name is Ike.” She estimated that in 37 years she had unpacked her household at least 27 times. “I’ve kept house in everything but an igloo,” she once wisecracked. During World War II, she lived alone in a rented Washington, D.C., apartment, waiting anxiously for news of her husband.

“Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else in the house.”
—JEAN KERR, “THE TEN WORST THINGS ABOUT A MAN”
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2. Put it behind a cut. That's it!

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Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks.
—JOHN DONNE, “THE BAIT”

“It was a very spasmodic courtship, conducted mainly at long distance, with a great clanking of coins in dozens of phone booths.”
—JACQUELINE KENNEDY, ON THE MONTHS WHEN JFK WAS RUNNING FOR THE SENATE

“If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.”
—CHER

“God, from a beautiful necessity, is Love.”
—MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, OF IMMORTALITY

AND WAIT TILL YOU SEE THE CHEESE COURSE
At a wedding feast in Milan in the late fifteenth century, guests were served what seemed to be a year’s worth of food: roast calves’ heads, whole suckling pigs, sausages, hams, wild boar, whole sheep, turtledoves, partridges, pheasants, quail, and chicken. And those were just the meat courses. The pièce de résistance was a peacock. After roasting it, the cooks put the head and all the feathers back on. To make the bird seem truly lifelike was considered the height of culinary genius.

“Love will draw an elephant through a keyhole.”
—SAMUEL RICHARDSON, CLARISSA
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1. Leave a comment saying you want to be interviewed.
2. I'll reply and give you five questions to answer.
3. You'll update your LJ with the five questions answered.
4. You'll include this explanation.
5. You ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed. And it just keeps going, and going, and going

[livejournal.com profile] mesnica asked me *jumps up and down*:

1. What's the one thing you could never live without?
I could never live without my boyfriend anymore, I even think, I wouldn't live, if I hadn't met him at the time I did.

2. If you could spend a day with one dead person, who would that be and what would you do together?
Hmm...maybe that'd be my grandmother, which I never knew. I'd go for a walk with her in our village, talk to her about her life and tell her about mine.

3. What was the best moment of your life?
Wow, that's a really hard question. Actually, there are two (maybe even three) moments, that I'll never ever forget and which were burnt into my memory. (Can you even say it like this in English???) Well, they'll stick in my mind forever. The first moment was when we were in New Zealand and went to Marlborough Sounds. I never felt so free before. The second moment was the moment when my boyfriend kissed me the first time. Even now I can recall the feelings I had in that moment and I could cry, because of joy. And the third moment was the first time he slept with me, because I thought it would be very hurtful, but it wasn't. It was so beautiful and I can't describe all the emotions I felt and how happy I was.

4. If you could star in a movie, what kind of movie would that be and who would be your co-stars?
It would be something like Macbeth, with Viggo as Macbeth and me as Lady Macbeth (but made older -> make-up!). I'd love to play a 'bad guy' (well, in this case a 'bad women') and I'd absolutely need to die in the end, otherwise it wouldn't be fun. Orlando would be another co-star (Malcolm, son of the king), Ian will play Duncan (the king), Billy will play Fleance (Banquo's son), Christopher Lee as Banquo, Dom as Donalbain (son of the king), Miranda Otto as Lady Macduff, Cate Blanchett as Hecate (I'd love to see her as a kind of modern witch) and last I'd want Joseph Fiennes as Macduff.

5. Would you rather be famous or rich?
I think it might almost better to be famous, because with fame there comes money. But because I guess this is not an option here *giggles*, I pick 'rich', cuz I think to be famous is like hell sometimes.
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“I’m the only man in the world with a marriage license made out to ‘To Whom It May Concern.’”
—ACTOR MICKEY ROONEY, WHO WAS MARRIED EIGHT TIMES

Prenuptial agreements are now an essential part of wealthy people’s marriages, especially those of celebrities. Actress Sally Field had a 39-page-long one drawn up before she married her now-ex husband.

“First God created man. Then he had a better idea.”
—ANONYMOUS

“All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the sand.”
—POET ELLA WHEELER WILCOX

A groom is supposed to wear in his buttonhole a flower of the same type that appears in the bride’s bouquet. It’s thought that this comes from the medieval tradition of a knight wearing his lady’s colors as a declaration of love.

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.”
—URSULA K. LE GUIN, THE LATHE OF HEAVEN

DO WE REALLY HAVE TO INVITE HIM
TO THE WEDDING?
The ancient folktale “The Grateful Dead” (from which the rock band took its name) is about as bizarre as a love story can get: When a young man passes a corpse by the road, there’s a note on the dead man’s cloak explaining that he’s a debtor and until his debts are paid, he cannot be buried. So the young man uses his own money to settle the debts, and the corpse is finally put to rest. Later, the young man runs into a mysterious stranger who helps our hero become wealthy and meet and marry a beautiful princess with whom he has fallen in love. The stranger then reveals himself as the spirit of the grateful corpse.

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”
—JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

“When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.”
—ALBERT EINSTEIN

“In passing . . . I would like to say that the first time Adam had the chance, he laid the blame on a woman.”
—LADY NANCY ASTOR

ALWAYS LEAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT
The largest wedding cake in history was made in 2001 in New York City by two restaurants working together. The cake weighed 1,530 pounds, was 9 feet tall, and included 230 pounds of flour and 400 pounds of marzipan and frosting—big enough, in other words, for the actual bride and groom to stand on top, had they wanted to.

“Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them, and you have found a lover for life.”
—PSYCHOLOGIST LEO BUSCAGLIA

“Every heart has secrets.”
—YIDDISH PROVERB

“The loving are the daring.”
—BAYARD TAYLOR, “THE SONG OF THE CAMP”

“I can see from your utter misery, from your eagerness to misunderstand each other, and from your thoroughly bad temper, that this is the real thing.”
—ACTOR/WRITER/DIRECTOR PETER USTINOV

Despite his humble beginnings, Christopher Columbus managed to marry Felipa Perestrello e Moniz, whose family had influence at the Portuguese court. After her death, he formed a relationship with Beatriz Enriquez de Arana in Spain, whom he truly loved but never married, probably because she was a lowborn orphan with no social connections—which would have hurt his quest for noble status in the years before 1492.

“You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”
—LECTURER/CONSULTANT SAM KEEN

“A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life.”
—WOODY ALLEN

“Gentlemen, to the lady without whom I should never have survived to eighty, nor sixty, nor yet thirty years. Her smile has been my lyric, her understanding the rhythm of the stanza. She has been the spring wherefrom I have drawn the words. She is the poem of my life.”
—OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, IN A TOAST TO HIS WIFE

“After my marriage, she edited everything I wrote. And what is more—she not only edited my works—she edited me!”
—MARK TWAIN, OF HIS WIFE, LIVY

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER COLOR
Just so you don’t give the wrong impression: Red roses stand for love and passion, white roses express innocence and purity, yellow roses are a sign of joy and gladness, lavender roses symbolize love at first sight and enchantment, and coral roses convey desire.

pissed off

Oct. 4th, 2005 07:35 pm
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“Love is not blind—it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.”
—RABBI JULIUS GORDON

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also some reason in madness.”
—FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

“Love gives itself, it is not bought.”
—HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, “ENDYMION”

THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER
DID RUN SMOOTH, PART 9
On October 1, 1955, The Honeymooners premiered as a weekly thirty-minute series featuring what would become one of television’s greatest couples. Jackie Gleason played Ralph Kramden, a gruff but lovable bus driver, and Audrey Meadows played his long-suffering, sarcastic wife, Alice. In spite of all their money problems, drab apartment, and Ralph’s endless series of hopeless get-rich-quick schemes and empty threats (“One of these days, Alice, POW, right in the kisser!”), they stood by each other through thick and thin.

“I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’ll just find a woman I don’t like and give her a house.”
—HUMORIST LEWIS GRIZZARD

“All mankind love a lover.”
—RALPH WALDO EMERSON, ESSAYS
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A heffalump is sitting next to me. My heffalump. He's cute and sweet and loves me. And I love my heffalump. I've never seen a heffalump before, but now I can see one. Right here. Next to me. He even has his own sound. And he kisses pretty gooood. Aaaaaaaand myyyyy heffalump has a sexy ass. *grins like mad* Anyone want a heffalump? Yeah? Haha, you can't have the heffalump, cuz he's MINE!!!! *cuddles heffalump* *kisses heffalump*

Sorry, just watched too much Winnie Pooh. *giggles*
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If you see this on your f-list, quote some Shakespeare. ([livejournal.com profile] mesnica)

VIOLA
If I did love you in my master’s flame,
With such a suffering, such a deadly life,
In your denial I would find no sense;
I would not understand it.

OLIVIA
Why, what would you?

VIOLA
Make me a willow cabin at your gate
And call upon my soul within the house.
Write loyal cantons of contemned love
And sing them loud even in the dead of night.
Halloo your name to the reverberate hills
And make the babbling gossip of the air
Cry out “Olivia!” Oh, you should not rest
Between the elements of air and earth,
But you should pity me.

-Twelfth Night, Act I, Scene v, lines 239-251
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“Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?”
—JOURNALIST/CRITIC HENRY FINCK

SINGLE GENTLEMAN SEEKS SINGLE FAIR LADY FOR MATRIMONY
The very first personal ad may have appeared in the British publication Collection for the Improvement of Husbandry and Trade in 1695: “A Gentleman about 30 Years of Age, that says he has a Very Good Estate, would willingly Match Himself to some young Gentlewoman that has a fortune of £3000 or thereabouts, And he will make settlement to Content.”

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you.’”
—CONFUCIUS

“Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.”
—RABBI JOSHUA L. LIEBMAN

“New love is the brightest, and long love is the greatest; but revived love is the tenderest thing known on earth.”
—THOMAS HARDY, THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA

LOVE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
In 1666, a German doctor, Sigmund Elsholz, put forward the idea that a husband and wife who had different temperaments could improve their marriage by exchanging blood. If a “hot-blooded” spouse gave blood to a “cold-blooded” one, suggested Elsholz, their personalities would even out.

“Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.”
—COMEDIAN JOEY ADAMS

In every house of marriage
there’s room for an interpreter.
—STANLEY KUNITZ, “ROUTE SIX”

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
—JOURNALIST MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN

LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER
In late seventeenth-century England, the only ground for a legal civil divorce was adultery. But the injured party had to supply proof of his or her own spotless behavior, obtain a separation granted by the ecclesiastic courts, and be granted a divorce by a Special Act of Parliament. Since all of this cost thousands of pounds, only the very rich could afford it—and they rarely bothered anyway.

“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.”
—ROMANS 12:9

“I’ve had a perfectly lovely evening. But this wasn’t it.”
—GROUCHO MARX

Dini

Sep. 22nd, 2005 11:30 am
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Hat irgendjemand Dinis Telefonnummer in Flensburg? Ich hab doch schon alles, samt Adressbuch, in München udn ich will unbedingt mal bei ihren Eltern anrufen. Oder weiß zufällig jemand, in welchem Teil von Texas sie ist oder so? Langsam mach ich mir Sorgen, weil doch der Hurrikan da auf Texas zusteuert, das haben sie gestern im Fernsehen gezeigt. Zum Beispiel waren da so kleine Inseln vor Louisiana und nachdem der Hurrikan drüber war, waren die nicht mehr da. Nix. Weg. Alles untergegangen... Mei, ich mach mir wirklich Sorgen.
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“It is not love, but lack of love, that is blind.”
—WRITER GLENWAY WESCOTT

THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH, PART 8
When chemists Marie and Pierre Curie were married in 1895 in Paris, they began an extraordinary scientific and romantic partnership. In 1903, they won the Nobel Prize with Henri Becquerel for discovering radioactivity, yet despite living in near poverty, spent most of their money on further research, and refused to patent any of their discoveries. When Pierre died in 1906, Marie was devastated but took his place at the Sorbonne to become the head of the physics laboratory, the first woman to hold that position. In 1911, she also became the first person to win a second Nobel Prize. Although Marie died of leukemia after a lifetime’s exposure to radiation, one of the enduring applications of the couple’s work has been the use of radiation to treat cancer. In 1935, Marie and Pierre’s eldest daughter, Irène, and her husband, Frédéric Joliot, went on to win their own Nobel Prize.

“Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.”
—MAE WEST

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
—BERTRAND RUSSELL

A SIMPLE AFFAIR
The most expensive wedding in history was that of Mohammed, son of Sheik Rashid bin Saeed al Maktoum, and Princess Salama in Dubai in May 1981. It lasted seven days and cost around $44 million. A stadium for 20,000 people was specially built.

“The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.”
—HISTORIAN WILL DURANT, SPOKEN ON HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY

“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal, no door that enough love will not open, no gulf that enough love will not bridge, no wall that enough love will not throw down, no sin that enough love will not redeem. . . .”
—WRITER/LECTURER EMMET FOX

WILL THAT BE CASH, CHECK, OR CHARGE?
According to Worth magazine, the average amount of money an affluent American said he or she was willing to pay for “true love” was $487,000.

“Love never dies of want, but often of indigestion.”
—COURTESAN NINON DE LENCLOS

A WHIFF OF LOVE
Some ancient Greek physicians believed that the organs for breathing and those for procreation worked together in making a baby. Consequently, if garlic was placed in the birth canal and 12 hours later its odor was exhaled through the mouth, a woman was thought to be good at having children.
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“The difference between sex and death is, with death you can do it alone and nobody’s going to make fun of you.”
—WOODY ALLEN

“I want a wife who will keep my clothes clean, ironed, mended, replaced when need be, and who will see to it that my personal things are kept in their proper place so that I can find what I need the minute I need it. . . . I want a wife who is a good cook . . . a wife who will plan the menus, do the necessary grocery shopping, prepare the meals, serve them pleasantly and then do the cleaning up. . . .
“My God, who wouldn’t want a wife?”
—ESSAYIST JUDY SYFERS, “I WANT A WIFE”

“Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.”
—HISTORIAN/CRITIC CHARLES-AUGUSTIN SAINTE-BEUVE

“Men aren’t necessities, they’re luxuries.”
—CHER
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“The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul is: what does a woman want?”
—SIGMUND FREUD

“What a woman wants, you are out of.”
—O. HENRY

“I cannot exist without you. I am forgetful of every thing but seeing you again—my life seems to stop there—I see no further. You have absorb’d me. I have a sensation at the present moment as though I were dissolving. . . . I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion—I have shudder’d at it. I shudder no more—I could be martyr’d for my religion—love is my religion—I could die for that. I could die for you. . . .”
—JOHN KEATS, LETTER TO FANNY BRAWNE, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. HE WAS 23 WHEN HE MET HER, AND 26 WHEN HE DIED OF TUBERCULOSIS.

“I love you no matter what you do, but do you have to do so much of it?”
—WRITER/EDUCATOR JEAN ILLSLEY CLARKE

“He gave her a look you could have poured on a waffle.”
—RING LARDNER

At least three major historical figures died while making love: Attila the Hun (c. 406–453), French president François-Félix Faure (1841–1899), and Pope Leo VIII (d. 965).

“O what a heaven is love! O what a hell!”
—PLAYWRIGHT/SOCIAL CRITIC THOMAS DEKKER

LOVE AT FIRST BITE
The beaver is one of the few animals that mate for life. Unusual in the animal kingdom, they begin their relationship before the onset of the mating season. According to naturalist Hope Ryden, “Beaver pairing is based on an attraction that is as mysterious as it is compelling, one that is unrelated to any urge to copulate.”

“What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.”
—MARK TWAIN

IT MUST HAVE BEEN SOME HONEYMOON
On August 25, 1995, in the largest mass marriage ever, tens of thousands of couples—some of whom had never met their spouses—filled Seoul, Korea’s, Olympic Stadium. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial head of the Unification Church, officiated at the strictly religious ceremony. (If the couples wanted a legal marriage, they would have to do it on their own.) Hundreds of thousands of other couples also took part via satellite link.

icons

Feb. 13th, 2005 03:42 am
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Okay, so here are some icons again. I even have some more caps and maybe, after I had some hours of sleep, I'll make some more. Wait and see. *giggles*

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2. You can take the blanks and put text on them, but please give credit for the blanks.
3. Don't hotlink!!!
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scared

Jan. 25th, 2005 12:04 am
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Okay, sweetheart, if you read this, please, just comment or send me a mail. Please!!! I was so scared, because your LJ wasn't there anymore and I didn't know what to do. You were 'away' on MSN and it just scared the shit out of me. Please, whenever you need me, you know that, just call me. I'll do whatever I can to help you, sweetheart. I love you so much and I never want to lose you and I really, really want you to be safe and okay. Please, please, please, just give some signs so I know for sure you're still there and you're okay and everything!! I was so scared, cuz I love you so much!!! *hugs you very tight and NEVER lets you go* Omg, Tara, please, you know I'll be there for you and so many of your friends will be there for you too!! That's what friends are for!! So, please, take care, hun!!!! *kisses* Love you, Tara!
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