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Quotes of the Day for 30 November 2002 – Love

All week I've been promising that our sequence would end with Love, so although this is arriving on Sunday, I'm putting Saturday's date on it to make it part of the set. Friday a most unlovely group of spammers attacked one of my servers, sending hundreds of thousands of messages promoting a pornographic webcam, a vicious parody of love. So I spent the evening and through the night securing the system and dealing with the consequences, instead of getting your quotes out. As partial compensation for the delay, and as a tribute to the import of love, this is a larger than normal selection.

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The quotes:

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
     - Anais Nin, 1903 - 1977

Was she so loved because her eyes were so beautiful, or were her eyes so beautiful because she was so loved?
     - Anzia Yenerska

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
     - David Viscott

Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
     - Delmore Schwartz

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
     - Elbert Hubbard, 1856 - 1915

Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.
     - Emily H. Sell

I wonder why love is so often equated with joy when it is everything else as well. Devastation, balm, obsession, granting and receiving excessive value, and losing it again. It is recognition, often of what you are not but might be. It sears and it heals. It is beyond pity and above law. It can seem like truth.
     - Florida Scott-Maxwell

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
     - Willa Silbert Carter, 1873 - 1947

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
     - William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616


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