"The great tragedy of life is not that men perish,
but that they cease to love."

W. Somerset Maugham
The Summing Up

"To fear love is to fear life,
and those who fear life are already three parts dead."

Bertrand Russell

Venus; the goddess of love

Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;...
Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath,
Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
Yet many a man is making friends with death
Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Sonnet XXX