by Edmond Rostand
“She is a mortal danger to all men. She is beautiful without knowing it, and possesses charms that she’s not even aware of. She is like a trap set by nature – a sweet perfumed rose in whose petals Cupid lurks in ambush! Anyone who has seen her smile has known perfection. She instills grace in every common thing and divinity in every careless gesture. Venus in her shell was never so lovely, and Diana in the forest never so graceful as my Lady when she strides through Paris!”
“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.”
Persuasion by Austen
“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” -Gone With the Wind
This is for the ladies, and advice to be taken by the men. Trust me, it works. My man believes in this and that was before I learned of Mr. Butler. P.S. This book to movie was made way, way before my time but my mother drools at the sight of him. It’s the moves he makes that count.
Oh! and today is my birthday. So this post is in honor of my wonderful mom!
Ode to love advice…well, really just a reminder that love is activated in mysterious ways but it happens nonetheless.
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Good advice for the dating world of today even. Who wants to date a man with no ambition, no money to court you, and no future? Hmm, said no one.
“It is a truth universally that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” —Pride and Prejudice
The difference is in each of their smiles. Ian has that boyish sweet smile that says I’m dangerous, but good. Pike’s smile says I’m all bad boy but I want to show you I can be good. And Kin is all devil smile with a hint of secret ambition behind every lip curve. Jane Austen doesn’t know everything!
Sometimes one’s destiny is intertwined with another’s so much that you cannot change it no matter what you do.