An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Her name was called Lady Helena Herring and her age was 25 and she mated well with the earl.


Daisy Ashford (American author)


Her great merit is finding out mine -- there is nothing so amiable as discernment.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


Sometimes apparent resemblance of character will bring two men together and for a certain time unite them. But their mistake gradually becomes evident, and they are astonished to find themselves not only far apart, but even repelled, in some sort, at all their points of contact.


Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794, French writer, journalist, playwright)


Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me.


Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865, British novelist)


I love her too, but our neuroses just don't match.


Arthur Miller (1915-, American dramatist)


To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.


Helen Rowland (1875-1950, American journalist)


If we reason, we would be understood. If we imagine, we would that the airy children of our brain were born anew within another's.  If we feel, we would that another's nerves should vibrate to our own, that the beams of their eyes should kindle at once and mix and melt into our own, that lips of motionless ice should not reply to lips quivering and burning with the heart's best blood. This is love.


Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822, British poet)


Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.


Sydney Smith (1771-1845, British writer, clergyman)


You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895, Scottish essayist, poet, novelist)


It's true love because if he said quit drinking martinis but I kept on drinking them and the next morning I couldn't get out of bed, he wouldn't tell me he told me.


Judith Viorst (1935-, American poet, journalist)


Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad.


Andy Warhol (1930-, American artist, filmmaker)


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