Quotes of the Day for 26 May 2005 – Unrequited Love
A reader requested quotes on unrequited love - the brief message provided no details, but I'm sure we all have experienced enough of this to know there must be some pain there. But most of us have moved on to find love that is returned, I think the only disaster would be to give up on love.
A mighty pain to love it is,
and 'tis a pain that pain to miss;
but of all the pains,
the greatest pain
is to love, but love in vain.
- Abraham Crowley
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
- Charles Monroe Schulz, 1922 - 2000
The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
- George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950
Let no one who loves be called unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
- James Matthew Barrie, 1860 - 1937
Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest:
Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers:
Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest,
And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers!
- William S. Gilbert, 1836 - 1911
Everybody loves an accent. It you've been unlucky in love, consider pulling up stakes and moving to another country. Then you'll be the one with a neat foreign accent.
- Marilyn Vos Savant
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