VALENTINE’S DAY 2014 QUOTES
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
Valentine’s Day is a day particularly celebrated by the world. “Love” is the theme of the day–whether that “love” is true is quite a different story.
Valentine’s Day is usually associated with romance, love and…buying gifts? At least in America, where Valentine’s Day is the second-biggest gift-giving holiday after Christmas.
Where did Valentine’s Day originate?
St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“).
Valentine’s Day is usually a much more anticipated holiday among the fairer sex. For men, the day is a more of a duty. For women, it’s a day of expectation, anticipation and hopefully, celebration.
With that in mind, we’ve collected 37 Valentine’s Day quotes–including quotes about love, romance, hugs and kisses. These quotes come from actors, movies, books, songs, the Bible, writers as well as comedians.
Some are serious; some are funny.
This article was originally was titled “30 Valentine’s Day Quotes” but it kept growing for a total of 37 quotes!
Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!
37 VALENTINE’S DAY QUOTES TO ENJOY WITH YOUR FAVORITE PERSON
“Today is Valentine’s Day – or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!”
“In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.”
“Valentine’s Day: the holiday that reminds you that if you don’t have a special someone, you’re alone.”
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
“Valentine’s day has gotten blown way out of proportion. Valentine’s Day just used to be for your girlfriend or your wife but now everyone’s like ‘Oh, happy valentine’s day!’ I even got a Valentine’s Day card from my grandmother. How ridiculous is that?”
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
“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
“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity [love], I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.”
–1 Corinthians 13:2-3
“Men always want to be a woman’s first love — women like to be a man’s last romance.”
– Oscar Wilde
“A second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.”
“The best smell in the world is that man that you love.”
“February is a month of months, and there is one special day: Valentine’s Day on the 14th. I know it’s still a ways off, but I just can’t wait. Janice, if you’re watching, will you make me the happiest man in the world and get out of my apartment?”
“Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and more disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.”
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.”
— Pablo Neruda, “Love Sonnet XVII”
In Valentine’s Day or in any other day, the brightest star is not Venus or Jupiter but the very love in people’s heart!”
–Mehmet Murat ildan
“You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.”
“Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”
–1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Valentine’s Day is the poet’s holiday.”
“We are most alive when we’re in love.”
“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.”
— Albert Einstein
“If you love yourself first, you will find your Valentine much quicker!”
–Mehmet Murat ildan
“Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.”
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
“Today’s Valentine’s Day. There’s a whole day devoted solely to love. Does that make any sense? Nah. Love makes us all crazy. But it’s fun too.”
–Lisa Greenwald, Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes
“They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.”
“If every lover was treated like they matter — everyday; valentine’s day wouldn’t be so ‘special.”
“First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time.”
–Honoré de Balzac
“It was February sixth: eight days until Valentine’s Day. I was dateless, as usual, deep in the vice grip of unrequited love. It was bad enough not having a boyfriend for New Year’s Eve. Now I had to cope with Valentine datelessness, feeling consummate social pressure from every retailer in America who stuck hearts and cupids in their windows by January second to rub it in.”
–Joan Bauer, Thwonk
“Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more: A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on, To make that thousand up a million. Treble that million, and when that is done, Let’s kiss afresh, as when we first begun.”
“Happy Valentine’s Day! And if this is news to you, my guess is you’re probably alone. Valentine’s Day is often times a, well, it’s a manufactured day that really doesn’t mean anything.”
“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
— Franklin P. Jones
“If my Valentine you won’t be,
I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.”
–Earnest Hemmingway, 88 Poems
“I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”
— Rita Rudner
“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity [love].”
–1 Corinthians 13:13
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
–Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”
–Alfred Lord Tennyson
“To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.”
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