Monday, 5 May 2008

Being in love

I read this great quote from American writer Ambrose Bierce: "Love: a temporary insanity curable by marriage". I had to laugh and while reflecting on the quote found it to be really true and to the point. Most of us know that being in love doesn't last forever, and the best way to bring it to a premature end is by spending lots of time with the subject of your desire. After all, nobody is sexy, funny, sweet and caring all the time, and if you spend day after day with your loved one you will soon find out that he can be boring, foul and unappetizing, too. So the best way to keep a love alive is to keep some distance. Quite true.
Mr. Bierce was a wise man. Here are some more quotes: (mostly from "The Devil's Dictionary")
"Christian: one who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin."
"Heathen: a benighten creature who has the folly to worship something that he can see and feel."
"Pray: to ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
"Scriptures: the sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based."
"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."

1 comment:

El visitador\'s adventures said...

Hey, what is this fascination with my homeland? If the theory about homophobes is correct, then you are more American than I. Oh yeah, who was crying for Starbucks at every truck stop?