Thursday, February 11, 2016

All you Need is Love!

Creative Ways to say I love you this Valentine's Day.

Inspired by books and fine art, I give you the following literary quotes of love and paintings of desire. If the following leave you longing for more, then stop by the library to make a card by hand or write an ode to a loved one. We are hosting a Valentine making station this week for all of you fatalistic romantics! Love pessimists are invited too! Get your Valentine's sentiment on in the library and see what happens, because all you really need is LOVE. 

Caravaggio, The Incredulity of Thomas, 1603

“Doubt thou the stars are fire,. Doubt that the sun doth move,. Doubt truth to be a liar,. But never doubt I love

-Shakepeare, Hamlet

Georgia O'Keefe, Poppies, 1928

"I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love."

-Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Frieda and Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, 1931

"Each time you happen to me all over again."

-Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

J. W. Waterhouse, Lady of Shallot, 1888

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”

- Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Robert Indiana, Love, 1965

"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."

-Pablo Neruda

Apollo and Daphne, G.L. Bernini, 1622

"He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete."

-F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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My Wife, Nude, Contemplating Her Own Flesh Becoming Stairs, Three Vertebrae of a Column, Sky and Architecture, Salvador Dali, 1945

"I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

—John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

...Love is all you need...

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