Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! ~Thomas Hood
When love is not madness, it is not love. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Many are the starrs I see, but in my eye no starr like thee. ~English saying used on poesy rings
Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein
I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Author
For you see, each day I love you more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. ~Rosemonde Gerard
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
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
I claim there ain't Another Saint As great as Valentine. ~Ogden Nash
Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. ~Author Unknown
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. ~Author Unknown
A hundred hearts would be too few To carry all my love for you. ~Author Unknown
You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll, "Outside the Dog Museum"
We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. ~Author Unknown
Must, bid the Morn awake! Sad Winter now declines, Each bird doth choose a mate; This day's Saint Valentine's. For that good bishop's sake Get up and let us see What beauty it shall be That Fortune us assigns. ~Michael Drayton
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. ~William Shakespeare
kisses are a better fate than wisdom. ~e.e. cummings
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? ~Author Unknown
Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde
In melody divine, My heart it beats to rapturous love, I long to call you mine. ~Author Unknown
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning
Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. ~M*A*S*H, Hawkeye
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. ~George Moore
We loved with a love that was more than love. ~Edgar Allan Poe
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. ~Ben Hecht
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. ~Henry Van Dyke
Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
A bell is no bell 'til you ring it, A song is no song 'til you sing it, And love in your heart Wasn’t put there to stay - Love isn’t love 'Til you give it away. ~Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)"
I've fallen in love many times... always with you. ~Author Unknown
Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. ~Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975
What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you. ~Author Unknown
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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
Take away love and our earth is a tomb. ~Robert Browning
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~Zora Neale Hurston
Love is a game that two can play and both win. ~Eva Gabor
Without love, the rich and poor live in the same house. ~Author Unknown
We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack. ~Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach, Aphorism
I love thee - I love thee, 'Tis all that I can say It is my vision in the night, My dreaming in the day. ~Thomas Hood
Love, and a cough, cannot be hid. ~George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, 1651
Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved. ~Christopher Paul Rubero
A man is not where he lives, but where he loves. ~Latin Proverb
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
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of. ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach
The eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. ~Margaret Atwood
Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. ~Kay Knudsen
Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs. ~Ovid
Soul meets soul on lovers' lips. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes, After the day's great sun. ~Charles Hanson Towne
Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. ~Author Unknown
Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our hearts. ~Author Unknown
The eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. ~Margaret Atwood
You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well. ~Author Unknown
Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author Unknown
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy
Candle light, moon light, star light, The brightest glow is from love light. ~Grey Livingston
A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it. ~Frank A. Clark
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. ~Rose Franken
Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies. ~Swedish Proverb
I love you like crazy, baby 'Cuz I'd go crazy without you. ~Pixie Foudre
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
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. ~John Bulwer
Love is not singular except in syllable. ~Marvin Taylor
They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there's moonlight all about and there's no moon above. ~E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Fred Saidy, dialogue just before the song "Old Devil Moon" in the musical Finian's Rainbow (Thanks, Katherine!)
Love me and the world is mine. ~David Reed
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~Robert Frost
Love is the poetry of the senses. ~Honoré de Balzac
Come live in my heart and pay no rent. ~Samuel Lover
True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. ~Erich Segal
Love is what you've been through with somebody. ~James Thurber, quoted in Life magazine, 1960
Love is being stupid together. ~Paul Valery
For twas not into my ear you whispered But into my heart Twas not my lips you kissed But my soul ~Judy Garland
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. ~William Shakespeare
My heart to you is given: Oh, do give yours to me; We'll lock them up together, And throw away the key. ~Frederick Saunders
Love is the greatest refreshment in life. ~Pablo Picasso
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. ~Pearl Bailey
Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score; Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more; A thousand to that hundred; so kisse on, To make that thousand up a million; Treble that million, and when that is done, Let's kisse afresh, as when we first begun. ~Robert Herrick, "To Anthea (III)"
Falling in love is so hard on the knees. ~Aerosmith
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ~Voltaire
The most beautiful view is the one I share with you. ~Author Unknown
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. ~Stephen King
My whole heart for my whole life. ~French saying used on poesy rings
Like I've always said, love wouldn't be blind if the braille weren't so damned much fun. ~Armistead Maupin, Maybe the Moon
Love is metaphysical gravity. ~R. Buckminster Fuller
If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Attributed to Claudia Ghandi
1. Chocolates Chocolates are a great noncommittal gift. Get her a box that emits class, not something from the drugstore, and get her a variety box if you don't know whether she's a caramel girl or more into truffles.
2. Dog treats When you've first met a girl, you're unlikely to know her likes, dislikes and diet restrictions. You always, however, know what kind of treats her dog (or any other pet she may have) will appreciate. Buying a gift that's healthy for her pet shows you're sensitive to her beloved buddy's well-being.
3. Flowers While a bouquet of red roses may be a bit overzealous for a first date, other flowers may send your message perfectly. Do some research and choose carefully; gardenias denote secret love, orchids are always lovely, showing beauty and refinement, while yellow roses mean friendship. Just be sure to order your flowers early because Valentine’s Day can be a busy time for this industry.
4. Heart-shaped pendant Pendants were practically designed for giving to new girlfriends: They’re sweet (but not too serious), pretty (but not distractingly eye-catching) and tailor-made to make her swoon on a daily basis.
5. Hand-dipped strawberries Strawberries in chocolate are a trademark seduction treat; they wonderfully mix the romantic with sexual fantasy, without being as obvious as lingerie. Buy these pretty, tasty treats, and prepare to nestle down and share. Or better yet -- make them yourself.
6. Bed & breakfast getaway Bed & breakfasts offer a unique mix of comfort and luxury. Moreover, plenty of B&Bs offer treats like wine tours and nature walks. If you’re looking to underscore the romance in a new relationship, a getaway is the way to do it -- and you will definitely sweep a new romantic partner off her feet with a local romantic trip.
Nothing is quite as sweet as receiving a handmade gift. Valentine's Day in particular tends to be oversaturated with cheesy, cliched gifts, which is why a heartfelt, handmade present is extra special. Going the extra mile to craft or find the perfect handmade Valentine's Day gift idea doesn't have to be hard, however. With our four easy ideas, the ideal gifts for your loved ones is just a quick read away.
2. Top 5 Valentine's Gifts for Him
Do you have trouble finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your guy? Relax, we've got your covered. Read our Top 5 Unique Valentine's Day Gift List for Guys and find your man something he would have picked for himself.
3. Top 5 Valentine's Gifts for Her
What do women want? For Valentine's Day, what she wants depends largely on what type of a person she is. Although go-to gifts like roses, chocolates and jewelry are always welcome, they're not the most creative or personalized options. This year, give her something different that she'll love--just follow our guide below.
4. A Valentine Scavenger Hunt
Use these creative clues surrounding all things Valentine for a classic Valentine Scavenger Hunt that the kids will love.Lisa Kothari is the founder and president of Peppers and Pollywogs, a kids' party planning company that provides parents with ideas,entertainers, and interesting web-based tools (customized rhymes andcards for your invitations!) to make kids' party planning easy.
5. Homemade Valentine's Day Card Ideas
Homemade Valentine's Day cards are as heartwarming as they are unique. Store bought cards, though full of poetic waxing on the meaning of love and romance, can be impersonal and trite. A homemade card, on the other hand, speaks volumes about the care and effort that went into making it without the long-winded, cliche words about love.
6. Setting the Mood on Valentine's Day: Food, Flowers and Candles
Because Valentine's Day is all about love and expressing your feelings I prefer to keep the event itself low key and comfortable. At the same time the mood should be sensual, encouraging contact and communication. There are a few key elements that definitely help you to create this vibe: flowers, candles, and food that can be eaten (and fed to each other) with your fingers!
7. Valentine's Day Quotes and Sentiments
Flowers have a magical way of saying what words sometimes cannot. At the same time the words that accompany the flowers can have a power all their own. Those words can be heart wrenching or funny, a simple "I love you".
8. Homemade Valentine's Day Candy
What could be sweeter than to make your loved one homemade candy on Valentine's Day? Don't be intimidated if you've never made candy before. Some of these recipes are very easy and only require microwave cooking, or rather melting, while others employ traditional candy-making methods. The best part is that they are in holiday colors such as Pink Pecan Fudge, Red Velvet Rocky Road, or Scarlet Toffee perfect for Valentine's Day!
9. Five Fun Valentine's Day Cupcake Ideas
Show your love for your valentine by treating them to a delicious batch of cupcakes. We recommend using a recipe for red velvet since the color is perfect for Valentine's Day.
10. Aphrodisiac Valentine's Day Menu
Aphrodisiac menus are hot this time of year. So why not create a party for couples based on this theme? For a budget-friendly Valentine's Day party, host a potluck and ask guests to bring an aphrodisiac dish and explain the history behind it.
11. Valentine's Day Cookies
Give something sweet to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Make a batch of Linzer cookies that feature a cute little cut out heart or bake up "Secret Message" heart-shaped sandwich cookies where you can slip a little note inside to your Valentine.
12. Valentine's Day Italian Dinner for Two
Instead of joining the amorous masses at a restaurant this Valentine's Day, whip up a romantic Italian dinner for two at home. For an appetizer, serve artichoke bottoms topped with a puffed Gruyere cheese, followed by decadent Lobster Ravioli in a Brandy Cream Sauce, and end with Individual Ice Cream Cassata Hearts for dessert.
13. Cheap and Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas
You don't need to spend a lot to show someone how much you love them on Valentine's Day. Why spend money at a fancy restaurant when you could be even more romantic at home? Personalize an evening at home this Valentine's Day.
14. Sweet and Sexy Valentine's Day Ideas
Stumped about how to show your love to that special someone this Valentine's Day?Whether you're demure or daring and looking for steals or splurges, we've got you covered.Read on for unexpected yet simple ideas that will make your sweetie swoon.
15. Candy Hearts Crafts for Valentine's Day
You know Valentine's Day is near when you see the bags of conversation hearts lining the candy aisle, and you want to dig through them to find the sweetest - or silliest - phrases. These ubiquitous holiday candies do more than satisfy a sweet tooth. They also make great Valentine's Day crafts that adults and kids can enjoy. Make them to decorate your home or office, and don't forget to sneak a few while you work.
Valentine's Day means something special for everyone. We hold memories from our childhood during which we gave our favorite valentine to our sweetheart, and we keep those memories alive by taking pictures of Valentine's Day.