ISBN# (10) 0-375-72216-5 and (13) 978-0-375-72216-5
December 26, 2006
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Rating: 4 Cups
Did you know that the Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow? Yes, that is how important it is for them. Should love not have the same amount? Just a simple four letter word, with so many different meanings, that everyone in the world would no doubt come up with a different definition if asked their feelings on the one word, love. From the moment a child is born into the world, they learn the meaning of love through family first. The beginning of love after the child is born is shown through the mother, then follows through the dad and goes on down the line.
Family ties teach many facets in life that the child grows to learn the meaning of love even with siblings, and pets, and as they mature in life and leave home, they fall in love, marry and have their own family of love to start the process all over again. It is not only how we say we love our children, or anyone for that matter, but how well the feelings of love are expressed. The old saying goes that unless we can learn to love ourselves then we cannot really love another. Even the comedian, Lucille Ball, said, ‘to love yourself first and everything else will fall into place’. And to be honest, how can one say they love someone or something when the emotions are not really there?
This collection of so many wise sayings is a great gift for anyone. It displays how to express oneself, as well as introduce lovely quotes and passages that really has the reader in awe. I go along with many of the quotes inside the book that love indeed just cannot happen; the person has to make it happen. Just like playing a piano, someone has to strike the keys to get the tune moving, or kneading dough, it has to be started to get it to rise to work to its full effect. The same is said for love, unless one acts upon the feelings, it will never emerge into any lift-off without a nudge to get it soaring.
B.C. Aronson has compiled a list of over 400 expressions of love that derive from many spiritual leaders, writers, and even some entertainers. From Mother Teresa, to Helen Keller, and to Albert Einstein, Ms. Aronson has done an amazing job in penning just the right ones to really reach out and touch the heart. The ones that are chosen and placed in the book are so awe-inspiring and speak in volumes. From Miss Piggy, to Barbara Bush, Benjamin Franklin, and John Updike, just to name a few, along with some excellent scripture passages, this book is marvelous. Love, Quotes and Passages from the Heart, would make a great gift idea for anyone searching for that romantic gift. This passage of verses should not be missed, in a book that carries a huge amount of punch.
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