January 28, 2011

More popular quotations on Love and popular Valentine's gifts


Happy Valentine's Day! keychain
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.
- Henry David Thoreau
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
- Albert Einstein


What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
- Pearl Bailey

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

I Corinthians 13:4-8
- Bible

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

- Jonathan Swift

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
- Amy Bloom

Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.
- Jeanne Moreau

January 27, 2011

Popular quotations on LOVE

Red is the color of love button


The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
- Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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

- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Marriage and Morals (1929)

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
- Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Journal, July 25, 1839

When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005


Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
- Oscar Wilde

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we can never give enough of is love.
- Henry Miller

January 21, 2011

Today's Best on Zazzle!

Red is the color of love button

I guess I must thank to Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. They made this oldfashioned object fashionable again. I know it's a cute button. Cupid call time everybody!
It was nice! It has a been a while since I got my last TBA. Thank you Zazzle!

Valentine's postcards for straight, gay and lesbian people (and gifts, too!)



I am just fed up with nonsense comments on Carlos Castro death. The story has the right amount of ingredients to make the big headlines: gay men, murder, luxury environments and sadness. Police found the beaten and castrated naked body of a 65-year-old man in luxury suite at the Intercontinental Hotel in Times Square, maybe on the first week of this month. He was laying face-up in a pool of blood inside his 34th-floor room. He was killed by 20-year-old companion, model Renato Seabra, who confessed. Renato had been visiting New York with Castro. He was taken into police custody and admitted to Bellevue Hospital Center for a psychiatric evaluation. Castro had covered fashion and celebrities and was a well-known gay rights advocate. Seabra had recently been a finalist on a Portuguese reality show, “Face Model of the Year.” The details of Carlos Castro’s murder are shocking and gruesome. His burial was kind of pathetic and I honestly pity the man’s fortune. He had stated in his biography that he wanted his ashes to be scattered in Manhattan as he loved the city very much- New York was the city of his life, he said. So his sisters kneeled down and poured the ashes of their brother into the grate at W. 44th St. and Broadway as onlookers walked by. Gossip columnists are not into my favorite professionals. I do not read what they write. I disliked Castro very much not because he was gay but because what he did for a living. WTF! I do not care with whom he goes to bed. It was his personal life. Renato’s was a stranger to me. He was an aspiring model. Well, I do not dig models very much either! He must have a pretty screwed up sense of right and wrong. But humans can do the most impossible things! Now he’s facing a wasted life in an American jail. As a former lawyer I think that this is a dramatic case that should be properly investigated by the authorities. Renato does not have enough money to get a proper defense and his mom is selling the house to pay for it. This woman must be living the most terrible days in her life. She is another victim. But he must face the consequences of his actions. Was he in love with Castro or just trying to profit on his social connections and wealth or both? Were they in a kind of honey moon? That is not of much importance to me. I just think that this is a very sad story.

It’s important that people realize that violent situations happen regardless of sexual orientation and that many times, the main target is women not men. Can you guess how many women are killed for year in Portugal by their mates, boyfriends, husbands or ex-husbands? 39 women were killed in 2010!
In Portuguese society there is a deep rooted homophobia feeling. I think that we saw it all over internet following the media treatment of the Carlos Castro murder case. I just read pretty awful comments everywhere especially if one doesn’t need to sign bellow in comment boxes of blogs, portals and online news sites.


Following these events I was influenced to create Valentine postcards and gifts for straight, gay and lesbian persons. As I read somewhere Love is Love. We may not understand it, we may not agree with it but we should respect it. Consider this: make a list of persons you admire. Probably you’ll find that some of them are gay or lesbian (or bisexual). Does it change anything in the way you are moved by with they do? 


My short list just to get you thinking: Cole Porter, Martina Navratilova, Jodie Foster, Stephen Fry, Alexander, The Great, Hans Christian Andersen, Freddy Mercury, Leonard Bernstein, Alec Guiness…See what I mean?

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