Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

"Then must you strive to be worthy of her love. Be brave and pure, fearless to the strong and humble to the weak; and so, whether this love prosper or no, you will have fitted yourself to be honored by a maiden's love, which is, in sooth, the highest guerdon which a true knight can hope for." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "The White Company"

The old couple had come round to that tragic imitation of the dawn of life when husband and wife, having lost or scattered all those who were their intimates, find themselves face to face and alone once more, their work done, and the end nearing fast. Those who have reached that stage in sweetness and love, who can change their winter into a gentle, Indian summer, have come as victors through the ordeal of life. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "The Brown Hand"

"You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "The White Company"

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - who knew he was such a romantic!


  1. No kidding--Sir Arthur C D wrote romantic lines!

    I may have to read The Brown Hand just to read that passage in context. Reminds me of my parents.


  2. Lovely quotes! Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Some of those quotes were stunning, and I thank you for sharing them! I hope that you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Thanks also for sharing my favorite piece of artwork. I just love "The Kiss"!

  4. Hmmm, so JoAnn just convinced me I need to read Persuasion with her quotes and now I guess I need to read Doyle (he's on the list...just gotta pull that book off the shelf). Great quotes!

    Happy Valentine's to you. :)

  5. He was quite the romantic...life is an ordeal and to make it after so many years with someone you truly love is just wonderful!

  6. Wow! You are right! Who knew! Fun quotes.

    P.S. I'm also dropping by to inform you that you've been tagged on my blog today. Come play... if you can!