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In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past -- a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.

Author: Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)

Profession: British Poet, Journalist

Lovers should also have their days off.

Author: Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972)

Profession: American-born French Author

The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find.

Author: Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

Profession: French 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.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

When Death to either shall come -- I pray it be first to me.

Author: Robert Bridges (1844-1930)

Profession: British Poet

A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.

Author: Anita Brookner (1938)

Profession: British Novelist, Art Historian

Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!

Author: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Profession: British Poet

One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

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.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

One who has not only the four S's, which are required in every good lover, but even the whole alphabet; as for example... Agreeable, Bountiful, Constant, Dutiful, Easy, Faithful, Gallant, Honorable, Ingenious, Kind, Loyal, Mild, Noble, Officious, Prudent, Quiet, Rich, Secret, True, Valiant, Wise; the X indeed, is too harsh a letter to agree with him, but he is Young and Zealous.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?

Author: John Donne (1572-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet