Love. The subject for emotive prose and simpering poetry, rich drama and intimate letters. Writers throughout the ages have been its biggest supporters and critics, with few failing to express their opinion on the subject. And so, on Valentine's Day, it seems apt to see what some of them have to say..
- 'It's better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all' - Alfred Lord Tennyson
- 'The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved' - Victor Hugo
- 'Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired' - Mark Twain
- 'At the touch of love, one becomes a poet' - Plato
- 'Keep love in your heart.A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead' - Oscar Wilde
- 'Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings' - Gustav Flaubert
- 'Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species' - W. Somerset Maugham