Valentine’s Day: The Foolishness Must Cease, Part III of III

Thelma Ritter

“When a man and a woman see each other and like each other they ought to come together—wham—like a couple of taxis on Broadway, not sit around analyzing each other like two specimens in a bottle.” – Thelma Ritter, American actress nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in “The Mating Season,” who was born on Valentine’s Day, 1902.

Frank Harris

“Casanova! My dear man, Casanova is not worthy to untie my bootstrings” – Frank Harris, Irish-American writer, author of “My Life and Loves,” and sexual adventurer, who was born on Valentine’s Day, 1856.

SOME QUOTES APPROPRIATE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

“Personally I know nothing about sex because I have always been married.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor.

“Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.” – Samuel Johnson

“Marriage – a living arrangement in which a woman learns to fake orgasms and a man learns to fake interest.” – Dr. Coyote

“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” – Katherine Hepburn

“The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates

“A woman is faithful to her first lover for a long time – unless she happens to take a second.” – La Rochefoucauld

“Strange to say what delight we married people have to see poor fools decoyed into our condition.” – Samuel Pepys

“The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

VALENTINE’S DAY FACT ONE:

According to the Society of American Florists, roughly 110 million roses are produced for Valentine’s Day. Men purchase 75 percent of these roses. That’s a lot of guilt – I mean love.

VALENTINE’S DAY FACT TWO:

According to Hallmark, 151 million cards are exchanged on Valentine’s Day.

A VALENTINE’S DAY BALLAD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAOxCqSxRD0

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