Simple Truths: I Love You
We’ve written it, we’ve sung it, and we’ve painted it, but people all around the world are still trying to find the perfect way to say “I Love You.” Bringing together soul-stirring quotations from romantics past and present, this book is the ideal way to express your love.
You_INT.indd 1 love you 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 2 Copyright © 2014 by Sourcebooks, Inc. Cover and internal design © 2014 by Sourcebooks, Inc. Cover design by Rob Melhuish Sourcebooks and the colophon are registered trademarks of Sourcebooks, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems—except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews—without permission in writing from its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc. Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2013 by Summersdale Publishers Ltd. Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. P.O. Box 4410, Naperville, Illinois 60567-4410 (630) 961-3900 Fax: (630) 961-2168 www.sourcebooks.com Printed and bound in China. LEO 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9/10/13 9: You_INT.indd 3 To. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 4 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 5 What force is more potent than love? Igor Stravinsky 9/9/13 11: in love when You_INT.indd 6 You know you’re you can’t fall asleep, because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 7 Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is. Gary Zukav 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 8 We love because itâ€™s the only true adventure. Nikki Giovanni 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 9 The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love. William Sloane Coffin 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 10 There is a time for w And a time f 9/9/13 11: r work. e for love. You_INT.indd 11 That leaves no other time. Coco Chanel 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 12 If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. Michel de Montaigne 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 13 Talk not of wasted affection; affecti n never was wasted. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 14 Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies. Swedish proverb 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 15 In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. Jรกnos Arany 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 16 I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. W. B. Yeats, “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 17 Love is like pi窶馬atural, irrational, and very important. Lisa Hoffman 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 18 Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense. Helen Rowland 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 19 Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith. Thomas Carlyle 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 20 I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees. Pablo Neruda 9/9/13 11: two can play You_INT.indd 21 Love is a game that and both win. Eva Gabor 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 22 In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Locksley Hall” 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 23 To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. David Viscott 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 24 I should call love a single pure activity. D. H. Lawrence 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 25 Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest. Eleanor Farjeon 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 26 Love is a frien ship set to music. E. Joseph Cossman 9/9/13 11: You_INT.indd 27 To love is to feel one being in the world at one with us, our equal in sin as well as virtue. Emmuska Orczy 9/9/13 11: