A Love For Everyday – 7

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Four years ago, I created a homemade book for my wife with all these quotes about Love from our favorite TV Shows and movies and books and then I added to it great quotes about love from history or just great quotes about love from anyone. For the past three years, I’ve shared a few from the book around the holidays.

Part 1 is here.

Part 2 is here.

Part 3 is here.

Part 4 is here.

Part 5 is here.

Part 6 is here.

 

January 6

 

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.

Leo Tolstoy

 

February 1

 

And when one of them meets with his other half,

The actual half of himself,

Whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort,

The pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy.

Plato, The Symposium

 

March 4

 

A great marriage is not when the “perfect couple” comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

Dave Meurer

 

April 6

 

There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.

Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

 

May 7

 

People call these things imperfections, but they’re not. That’s the good stuff. Then we get to chose who we let into our weird little worlds… but the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other. That’s the whole deal. That’s what intimacy is about.

Good Will Hunting

 

June 3

 

You don’t get to choose. You just fall in love. And you get this person who is all wrong and all right at the same time. And you know you love them so much except sometimes they just drive you completely insane and no one can explain it. And the reason it’s so confusing is because it’s love. But if love didn’t have any challenges, what would be the point?

Party of Five

 

July 1

 

Relationships don’t work the way they do on television and in the movies:

Will they, won’t they, and then they finally do and they’re happy forever – gimme a break.

Nine out of ten of them end because they weren’t right for each other to begin with, and half the ones that get married get divorced, anyway. And I’m telling you right now, through all this stuff, I have not become a cynic, I haven’t.

Yes, I do happen to believe that love is mainly about pushing chocolate-covered candies and, you know, in some cultures, a chicken. You can call me a sucker, I don’t care, ‘cause I do… believe in it.

Bottom line… is the couples that are truly right for each other wade through the same crap as everybody else, but, the big difference is, they don’t let it take ‘em down.

Scrubs

 

August 2

 

Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

 

September 12

 

We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each other’s minds. We know what the other one wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.

But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 earthly reason for my existence.

I love you very much.

Johnny Cash

 

October 2

 

I am longing to be with you, and by the sea where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

 

November 15

 

Don’t you understand? You mean more to me than anything in this whole world.

Peter Pan

 

December 10

 

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

Emily Dickinson

 

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Squeeze those you love tight this weekend (and on every other day as well)!

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John McGuire is the writer of the sci-fi novel: The Echo Effect.

He is also the creator/author of the steampunk comic The Gilded Age. If you would like to purchase a copy, go here!

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His other prose appears in The Dark That Follows, Hollow Empire, Tales from Vigilante City, Beyond the Gate, and Machina Obscurum – A Collection of Small Shadows.

He can also be found at www.johnrmcguire.com

About John McGuire

Writer of comics and novels. In 2006 his first short story "The God That Failed" was published by Terminus Media in their debut comic Evolution Book 1. Since that time he has had stories published in Terminus Media's Evolution Book 2 and Evolution Special, Kenzer and Company's The Knights of the Dinner Table, and Four J Publishing's The Burner #3. Currently he is eagerly awaiting the digital publishing of his first creator-owned comic The Gilded Age #1 to be published online as well as his first novel The Dark That Follows later this year.
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