Infatuation Quotes

Nay, but Jack, such eyes! such eyes! so innocently wild! so bashfully irresolute! Not a glance but speaks and kindles some thought of love! Then, Jack, her cheeks! her cheeks, Jack! so deeply blushing at the insinuations of her tell-tale eyes! Then, Jack, her lips! O, Jack, lips smiling at their own discretion! and, if not smiling, more sweetly pouting -- more lovely in sullenness! Then, Jack, her neck! O, Jack, Jack! - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. - William M. Thackeray

 

Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself. - Marguerite Yourcenar

 

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being. - Edward Gibbon

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love -- any love -- reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness. - Cesare Pavese

 

Can it be that chance has made me one of those women so immersed in one man that, whether they are barren or not, they carry with them to the grave the shriveled innocence of an old maid?--- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

 

Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.-- John Donne

Strange, that some of us, with quick alternate vision, see beyond our infatuations, and even while we rave on the heights, behold the wide plain where our persistent self pauses and awaits us.--- George Eliot

 

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.--- Edward Gibbon

 

There aren't many irritations to match the condescension which a woman metes out to a man who she believes has loved her vainly for the past umpteen years.--- Edward Hoagland

 

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.--- Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love -- any love -- reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.--- Cesare Pavese

 

I stalk about her door like a strange soul upon the Stygian banks staying for wattage.--- William Shakespeare

 

After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun.-Eric Allin Cornell

 

Don't divide the world into "them" and "us." Avoid infatuation with or resentment of the press, the Congress, rivals, or opponents. Accept them as facts. They have their jobs and you have yours.-Donald Rumsfeld

 

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.-Cyril Connolly

 

Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.-Jim Morrison

 

Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.-Henry James

 
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