"...and they will either want to kill you,
kiss you, or be you.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay and Maria Merola, to her daughter
The life of the spirit may be fairly represented in diagram as a large acute-angled triangle divided horizontally into unequal parts with the narrowest segment uppermost. The lower the segment the greater it is in breadth, depth, and area. The whole triangle is moving slowly, almost invisibly forwards and upwards. Where the apex was today the second segment is tomorrow; what today can be understood only by the apex and to the rest of the triangle is an incomprehensible gibberish, forms tomorrow the true thought and feeling of the second segment. At the apex of the top segment stands often one man, and only one. His joyful vision cloaks a vast sorrow. Even those who are nearest to him in sympathy do not understand him. Angrily they abuse him as charlatan or madman. So in his lifetime stood Beethoven, solitary and insulted.~Wassily Kandinsky,
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see. John Newton
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see. John Newton
KIDS' QUOTES ON LOVE
FUNNY LOVE QUOTES AS TOLD BY KIDS:
LOVE IS THAT FIRST FEELING YOU FEEL BEFORE ALL THE BAD STUFF GETS IN THE WAY.
-- ANONYMOUS WHEN MY GRANDMOTHER GOT ARTHRITIS, SHE COULDN'T BEND OVER AND PAINT HER TOENAILS ANYMORE. SO MY GRANDFATHER DOES IT FOR HER ALL THE TIME, EVEN WHEN HIS HANDS GOT ARTHRITIS TOO. THAT'S LOVE.
-- ANONYMOUS WHEN SOMEONE LOVES YOU, THE WAY THEY SAY YOUR NAME IS DIFFERENT. YOU KNOW THAT YOUR NAME IS SAFE IN THEIR MOUTH.
-- ANONYMOUS LOVE IS WHEN A GIRL PUTS ON PERFUME AND A BOY PUTS ON SHAVING COLOGNE AND THEY GO OUT AND SMELL EACH OTHER.
-- ANONYMOUS LOVE IS WHEN YOU GO OUT TO EAT AND GIVE SOMEBODY MOST OF YOUR FRENCH FRIES WITHOUT MAKING THEM GIVE YOU ANY OF THEIRS.
-- ANONYMOUS LOVE IS WHEN SOMEONE HURTS YOU. AND YOU GET SO MAD BUT YOU DON'T YELL AT THEM BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT WOULD HURT THEIR FEELINGS.
-- ANONYMOUS LOVE IS WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE WHEN YOU'RE TIRED.
-- ANONYMOUS LOVE IS WHEN MY MOMMY MAKES COFFEE FOR MY DADDY AND SHE TAKES A SIP BEFORE GIVING IT TO HIM, TO MAKE SURE THE TASTE IS OK.
-- ANONYMOUS LOVE IS WHEN YOU KISS ALL THE TIME. THEN WHEN YOU GET TIRED OF KISSING, YOU STILL WANT TO BE TOGETHER AND YOU TALK MORE. MY MOMMY AND DADDY ARE LIKE THAT. THEY LOOK GROSS WHEN THEY KISS.
-- ANONYMOUS LOVE IS WHAT'S IN THE ROOM WITH YOU AT CHRISTMAS IF YOU STOP OPENING PRESENTS AND LISTEN.
-- ANONYMOUS IF YOU WANT TO LEARN TO LOVE BETTER, YOU SHOULD START WITH A FRIEND WHO YOU DON'T LIKE TO PLAY WITH.
-- ANONYMOUS LOVE IS HUGGING. LOVE IS KISSING. LOVE IS SAYING NO SOMETIMES.
-- ANONYMOUS WHEN YOU TELL SOMEONE SOMETHING BAD ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOU'RE SCARED THEY WON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE. BUT THEN YOU GET SURPRISED BECAUSE NOT ONLY DO THEY STILL LOVE YOU, THEY LOVE YOU EVEN MORE.
-- ANONYMOUS THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF LOVE- OUR LOVE & GOD'S LOVE. BUT GOD MAKES BOTH KINDS OF THEM. LOVE IS IMPORTANT TO GOD.
-- ANONYMOUS LOVE IS WHEN YOU TELL A GUY YOU LIKE HIS SHIRT, THEN HE WEARS IT EVERYDAY.
-- UNKNOWN LOVE IS LIKE A LITTLE OLD WOMAN AND A LITTLE OLD MAN WHO ARE STILL FRIENDS EVEN AFTER THEY KNOW EACH OTHER SO WELL.
-- UNKNOWN DURING MY PIANO RECITAL, I WAS ON A STAGE AND SCARED. I LOOKED AT ALL THE PEOPLE WATCHING ME AND SAW MY DADDY WAVING AND SMILING. HE WAS THE ONLY ONE DOING THAT. I WASN'T SCARED ANYMORE.
-- UNKNOWN MY MOMMY LOVES ME MORE THAN ANYBODY. YOU DON'T SEE ANYONE ELSE KISSING ME TO SLEEP AT NIGHT.
-- UNKNOWN LOVE IS WHEN MOMMY GIVES DADDY THE BEST PIECE OF CHICKEN.
-- UNKNOWN LOVE IS WHEN MOMMY SEES DADDY SMELLY AND SWEATY AND STILL SAYS HE IS HANDSOMER THAN ROBERT REDFORD.
-- UNKNOWN LOVE IS WHEN YOUR PUPPY LICKS YOUR FACE EVEN AFTER YOU LEFT HIM ALONE ALL DAY.
-- UNKNOWN I KNOW MY OLDER SISTER LOVES ME BECAUSE SHE GIVES ME ALL HER OLD CLOTHES AND HAS TO GO OUT AND BUY NEW ONES.
-- UNKNOWN WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEBODY, YOUR EYELASHES GO UP AND DOWN AND LITTLE STARS COME OUT OF YOU.
-- UNKNOWN LOVE IS WHEN MOMMY SEES DADDY ON THE TOILET AND SHE DOESN'T THINK IT'S GROSS.
-- UNKNOWN YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T SAY 'I LOVE YOU' UNLESS YOU MEAN IT. BUT IF YOU MEAN IT, YOU SHOULD SAY IT A LOT. PEOPLE FORGET, AND IT'S G - SEE MORE AT: HTTPS://WWW.ROMANCEFROMTHEHEART.COM/QUOTES/KIDS-QUOTES.HTM#STHASH.J6RI8JPR.DPUF
"Love is like an avalanche where you have to run for your life." - John, age 9
"I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful." - Manuel, age 8
"No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That's why perfume and deodorant are so popular." - Mae, age 9
"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too." -- Greg, age 8
"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife." - Tom, age 5
"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date." - Mike, 10
"I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when Dinosaurs is on television." -- Jill, age 6
"One of the people has freckles, and so he finds somebody else who has freckles too." - Andrew, age 6
"It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I'm just a kid. I don't need that kind of trouble." - Kenny, age 7
"One of you should know how to write a check. Because, even if you have tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of bills." - Ava, age 8
"When somebody's been dating for a while, the boy might propose to the girl. He says to her, 'I'll take you for a whole life, or at least until we have kids and get divorced.'" - Anita, 9
"I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough." - Regina, age 10
"A man and a woman promise to go through sickness and illness and diseases together." - Marlon, age 10
"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me." - Dave, age 8
KIDS' QUOTES ON KISSING
"When a person gets kissed for the first time, they fall down, and they don't get up for at least an hour." - Wendy, age 8
"You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, 'cause she'll want to have videos of the wedding." - Jim, age 10
"Never kiss in front of other people. It's a big embarrassing thing if anybody sees you. But if nobody sees you, I might be willing to try it with a handsome boy, but just for a few hours." - Kally, age 9
"You learn [how to kiss] right on the spot when the gooshy feelings get the best of you." - Doug, age 7
"If it's your mother, you can kiss her anytime. But if it's a new person, you have to ask permission." - Roger, age 6
"It's never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you. That's why I stopped doing it." - Tammy, age 10
"I know one reason kissing was created. It makes you feel warm all over, and they didn't always have electric heat or fireplaces or even stoves in their houses." - Gina, age 8
"The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that." - Curt, age 7
"The rules goes like this: if you kiss someone, then you should marry her and have kids with her. It's the right thing to do." - Howard, age 8
(on seeing a couple kissing) "He is trying to steal her chewing gum!" - Boy, age 6
- "If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don't want to do it. It takes too long." -- Glenn, age 7
- "Love is like an avalanche where you have to run for your life." -- John, age 9
- "I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful." -- Manuel, age 8
- "No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That's why perfume and deodorant are so popular." -- Mae, age 9
- "Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too." -- Greg, age 8
- "Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife." -- Tom, age 5
- "On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date." -- Mike, 10
- "I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when Dinosaurs is on television." -- Jill, age
LOVE IS LIKE AN AVALANCHE WHERE YOU HAVE TO RUN FOR YOUR LIFE." --
"I THINK YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO GET SHOT WITH AN ARROW OR SOMETHING, BUT THE REST OF IT ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE SO PAINFUL." -- MANUEL, AGE 8
"NO ONE IS SURE WHY IT HAPPENS, BUT I HEARD IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH HOW YOU SMELL. THAT'S WHY PERFUME AND DEODORANT ARE SO POPULAR." -- MAE, AGE 9
"LOVE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD, BUT BASEBALL IS PRETTY GOOD TOO." -- GREG, AGE 8
"ONCE I'M DONE WITH KINDERGARTEN, I'M GOING TO FIND ME A WIFE." -- TOM, AGE 5
"ON THE FIRST DATE, THEY JUST TELL EACH OTHER LIES, AND THAT USUALLY GETS THEM INTERESTED ENOUGH TO GO FOR A SECOND DATE." -- MIKE, 10
"I'M IN FAVOR OF LOVE AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T HAPPEN WHEN DINOSAURS IS ON TELEVISION." -- JILL, AGE 6
"ONE OF THE PEOPLE HAS FRECKLES, AND SO HE FINDS SOMEBODY ELSE WHO HAS FRECKLES TOO." -- ANDREW, AGE 6
"MY MOTHER SAYS TO LOOK FOR A MAN WHO IS KIND. THAT'S WHAT I'LL DO. I'LL FIND SOMEBODY WHO'S KINDA TALL AND HANDSOME." -- CAROLYN, AGE 8
"IT GIVES ME A HEADACHE TO THINK ABOUT THAT STUFF. I'M JUST A KID. I DON'T NEED THAT KIND OF TROUBLE." -- KENNY, AGE 7
"ONE OF YOU SHOULD KNOW HOW TO WRITE A CHECK. BECAUSE, EVEN IF YOU HAVE TONS OF LOVE, THERE IS STILL GOING TO BE A LOT OF BILLS." -- AVA, AGE 8
"WHEN SOMEBODY'S BEEN DATING FOR A WHILE, THE BOY MIGHT PROPOSE TO THE GIRL. HE SAYS TO HER, 'I'LL TAKE YOU FOR A WHOLE LIFE, OR AT LEAST UNTIL WE HAVE KIDS AND GET DIVORCED.'" -- ANITA, 9
"I'M NOT RUSHING INTO BEING IN LOVE. I'M FINDING FOURTH GRADE HARD ENOUGH." -- REGINA, AGE 10
"MOST MEN ARE BRAINLESS, SO YOU MIGHT HAVE TO TRY MORE THAN ONCE TO FIND A LIVE ONE." -- ANGIE, AGE 10
"A MAN AND A WOMAN PROMISE TO GO THROUGH SICKNESS AND ILLNESS AND DISEASES TOGETHER." -- MARLON, AGE 10
"[BEING] SINGLE IS BETTER . . . FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THAT I WOULDN'T WANT TO CHANGE NO DIAPERS. OF COURSE, IF I DID GET MARRIED, I'D FIGURE SOMETHING OUT. I'D JUST PHONE MY MOTHER AND HAVE HER COME OVER FOR SOME COFFEE AND DIAPER-CHANGING." -- KIRSTEN, AGE 10
"LOVE IS FOOLISH...BUT I STILL MIGHT TRY IT SOMETIME." -- FLOYD, AGE 9
"LOVE WILL FIND YOU, EVEN IF YOU ARE TRYING TO HIDE FROM IT. I BEEN TRYING TO HIDE FROM IT SINCE I WAS FIVE, BUT THE GIRLS KEEP FINDING ME." -- DAVE, AGE 8
"WHEN A PERSON GETS KISSED FOR THE FIRST TIME, THEY FALL DOWN, AND THEY DON'T GET UP FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR." -- WENDY, AGE 8
"YOU SHOULD NEVER KISS A GIRL UNLESS YOU HAVE ENOUGH BUCKS TO BUY HER A BIG RING AND HER OWN VCR, 'CAUSE SHE'LL WANT TO HAVE VIDEOS OF THE WEDDING." -- JIM, AGE 10
"NEVER KISS IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE. IT'S A BIG EMBARRASSING THING IF ANYBODY SEES YOU. BUT IF NOBODY SEES YOU, I MIGHT BE WILLING TO TRY IT WITH A HANDSOME BOY, BUT JUST FOR A FEW HOURS." -- KALLY, AGE 9
"YOU LEARN [HOW TO KISS] RIGHT ON THE SPOT WHEN THE GOOSHY FEELINGS GET THE BEST OF YOU." -- DOUG, AGE 7
"IF IT'S YOUR MOTHER, YOU CAN KISS HER ANYTIME. BUT IF IT'S A NEW PERSON, YOU HAVE TO ASK PERMISSION." -- ROGER, AGE 6
"IT'S NEVER OKAY TO KISS A BOY. THEY ALWAYS SLOBBER ALL OVER YOU. THAT'S WHY I STOPPED DOING IT." -- TAMMY, AGE 10
"I KNOW ONE REASON KISSING WAS CREATED. IT MAKES YOU FEEL WARM ALL OVER, AND THEY DIDN'T ALWAYS HAVE ELECTRIC HEAT OR FIREPLACES OR EVEN STOVES IN THEIR HOUSES." -- GINA, AGE 8
"THE LAW SAYS YOU HAVE TO BE EIGHTEEN, SO I WOULDN'T WANT TO MESS WITH THAT." -- CURT, AGE 7
"THE RULES GOES LIKE THIS: IF YOU KISS SOMEONE, THEN YOU SHOULD MARRY HER AND HAVE KIDS WITH HER. IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO." -- HOWARD, AGE 8
(ON SEEING A COUPLE KISSING) "HE IS TRYING TO STEAL HER CHEWING GUM!" -- BOY, AGE 6