To have twenty lovers in one year is easy. To have one lover for twenty years is difficult.
— Zsa Zsa Gabor
Come let us be friends for once. Let us make life easy on us. Let us be loved ones and lovers. The earth shall be left to no one.
— Yunus Emre
Though a man excels in everything, unless he has been a lover his life is lonely, and he may be likened to a jewelled cup which can contain no wine.
— Yoshida Kenko
But loneliness is as delusive a belief in the pertinence of the world as is love: in choosing to feel lonely, as in choosing to love, one carves a space next to oneself to be filled by others - a friend, a lover, a toy poodle, a violinist on the radio.
— Yiyun Li
And before you ask, I don't ask what equipment my lovers have, merely if they want to play.
— Yasmine Galenorn
I'm not a Twinkie lover. I don't do sugar or dairy either.
— Woody Harrelson
People who stand near the water in the darkness are either lovers or poets. Or else ... one of that great gray number who've simply had it - who throw in their hand and won't play anymore.
— Wolfgang Borchert
Caressing reassures lovers that their love endures.
— Witter Bynner
I have three dogs, a cat, fish. I'm a huge animal lover. They're amazing.
— Willow Shields
To lovers, I devise their imaginary world, with whatever they may need, as the stars of the sky, the red, red roses by the wall, the snow of the hawthorn, the sweet strains of music, and aught else they may desire to figure to each other the lastingness and beauty of their love.
— Williston Fish
At its best, flattery is truth well dressed, and it is best dressed with fine see-through fabrics. Honest flattery can caress a lover, cover up a gaffe, and muffle aggression.
— Willis Regier
Quotation lovers love rare words.
— Willis Regier
Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play.
— Willie Nelson
Ye lover of the picturesque, if ye wish to drown your grief, take my advice and visit the ancient town of Crieff.
— William Topaz McGonagall
There are three kinds of patriots, two bad, one good. The bad ones are the uncritical lovers and the loveless critics. Good patriots carry on a lover's quarrel with their country, a reflection of God's lover's quarrel with all the world.
— William Sloane Coffin
What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?
— William Osler
No martyr ever went the way of duty, and felt the shadow of death upon it. The shadow of death is darkest in the valley, which men walk in easily, and is never felt at all on a steep place, like Calvary. Truth is everlasting, and so is every lover of it; and so he feels himself almost always.
— William Mountford
Water, whether still or in motion, has so great an attraction for the lover of nature, that the most beautiful landscape seems scarcely complete without it. There are no effects so fascinating as those produced by the reflexions in nature's living mirror, with their delicacy of form, ever fleeting and changing, and their subtle combinations of colour.
— William Montagu-Pollock
I stake the future on the few humble and hearty lovers who seek God passionately in the marvelous, messy world of redeemed and related realities that lie in front of our noses.
— William McNamara
I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too - well-tended lawn.
— William Henry Hudson
The man who has a certain religious belief and fears to discuss it, lest it may be proved wrong, is not loyal to his belief, he has but a coward's faithfulness to his prejudices. If he were a lover of truth, he would be willing at any moment to surrender his belief for a higher, better, and truer faith.
— William George Jordan
Beauty is the lover's gift.
— William Congreve
THE THOUGHTFUL LOVER Deny yourself all half things. Have it or leave it. But it will keep-or it is not worth the having. Never start anything you can't finish- However do not lose faith because you are starved! She loves you she says. Believe it -tomorrow. But today the particulars of poetry that difficult art require your whole attention.
— William Carlos Williams
But 'neath yon crimson tree Lover to listening maid might breathe his flame, Nor mark, within its roseate canopy, Her blush of maiden shame.
— William C. Bryant
Desire animates the world. It is present in the baby crying for milk, the girl struggling to solve a math problem, the woman running to meet her lover and later deciding to have children, and the old woman, hunched over her walker, moving down the hall of the nursing home at a glacial pace to pick up her mail. Banish desire from the world, and you get a world of frozen beings who have no reason to live and no reason to die.
— William Braxton Irvine
People can be lovers and enemies at the same time, you know.
— Willa Cather
I've always been an animal lover. I've grown up with dogs my whole life. I think that is what helped me get the role on 'Lassie', I was comfortable around the dog, where many of the kids were afraid or intimidated by Lassie.
— Will Estes
Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still.
— Whitney Otto
I'm proud of being a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a sister, and a lover and a friend We're all God's children.
— Whitney Houston
But if we had to trade with a Europe dominated by the present German trade policies, we might have to change our methods to some totalitarian form. This is a prospect that any lover of democracy must view with consternation.
— Wendell Willkie
We clasp the hands of those who go before us, and the hands of those who come after us; we enter the little circle of each other's arms, and the larger circle of lovers whose hands are joined in a dance, and the larger circle of all creatures, passing in and out of life, who move also in a dance, to a music so subtle and vast that no ear hears it except in fragments.
— Wendell Berry
Young lovers see a vision of the world redeemed by love. That is the truest thing they ever see, for without it life is death.
— Wendell Berry
That's me, man " I'm a lover not a fighter.
— Wayne Wonder
I am a lover without a lover. I am lovely and lonely and I belong deeply to myself.
— Warsan Shire
I'm a great lover of human beings.
— Warren Mundine
The lover's pleasure, like that of the hunter, is in the chase, and the brightest beauty loses half its merit, as the flower its perfume, when the willing hand can reach it too easily. There must be doubt; there must be difficulty and danger.
— Walter Scott
Where shall the lover rest,Whom the fates severFrom his true maiden's breast,Parted for ever?Where, through groves deep and high,Sounds the far billow,Where early violets die,Under the willow.
— Walter Scott
Her blue eyes sought the west afar,For lovers love the western star.
— Walter Scott
I am a friend of Adventist people and a lover of truth.
— Walter Martin
Lovers who have nothing to do but love each other are not really to be envied; love and nothing else very soon is nothing else.
— Walter Lippmann