"For those who love... time is eternity..."
Henry Van Dyke

"It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death."
Thomas Mann

"In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality....The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral."
George Santayana
"Reason in Religion"

"He who has followed the path of love's initiation in the proper order will on arriving at the end suddenly perceive a marvelous beauty, the source of all our efforts."
Plato from the Symposium,
where the wise Diotima speaks to Socrates

       "Through love we steal from the time that kills us a few hours which we turn now into paradise and not into hell. In both ways time expands and ceases to be a measure. Beyond happiness and unhappiness, though it is both things, love is intensity: it does not give us eternity but life, that second in which the doors of time and space open just a crack: here is there and now is always. In love, everything is two and everything strives to be one."
Octavio Paz
The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism

       "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love... It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
1 Corinthians 13

       "But soon we shall die and all memory of those five will have left the earth, and we ourselves shall be loved for a while and forgotten. But the love will have been enough; all those impulses of love return to the love that made them. Even memory is not necessary for love. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning."
Thorton Wilder
The Bridge of San Luis Rey

"As long as there is one heart on Earth where I still live, my memory will not die."
Alexander Pushkin