Loving More Than One

Polyamory as it relates to my life and written from my perspective only. MY thoughts, feelings and opinions.


Love doesn’t divide, it multiplies.”


“Never allow someone to be your Priority while allowing yourself to be their Option.”


Before 10-27-2009

I like quotes and add them to my posts at times. I have a collection of them written in a book and I’ve decided that sharing them here may be a good idea. I enjoy them and since this blog is about my life (or at least areas of it) I think it is proper to list some of them here. I hope some of the quotes speak to you. If you have any you would like to share with me, feel free to send them my way.

“The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.”–Thomas Hardy

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”—Maria Robinson

“Just because somebody doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.”—Author Unknown

“The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.” –Mignon McLaughlin

“Disappointments are to the soul what a thunder-storm is to the air.” — Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

“Disappointment weighs heavy on the pride.”–Mike Howerton

” Women suffer more from disappointment than men, because they have more of faith and are naturally more credulous.” — Marguerite de Valois

“It is infinitely more exciting to live a life of catastrophic failures than a life of could-haves, should-haves and would-haves.”—– M.H Meng

“Every path hath a puddle.” — George Herbert

“You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event — it is a habit.” – Aristotle

“When you are through changing, you are through.” — Bruce Barton

“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.”– Helen Keller

“You have to see every potential roadblock as an opportunity and a benefit.”—Suze Orman

“If you see failure as a monster stalking you, or one that has already ruined your life, take another look. That monster can become a benevolent teacher, opening your mind to successes you cannot now imagine.”– Martha Beck

“Real beauty isn’t about symmetry or weight or makeup; it’s about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own.”– Valerie Monroe

“Square your shoulders to the world, be not the kind to quit. It’s not the load that weighs you down but the way you carry it.”—Anonymous

“Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.”– Jim Fiebig

“Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches.” (when asked what is the secret of a long and happy life.)– Wallis Warfield Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform.”– Susan B. Anthony

“Three things that never come back: the spent arrow; the spoken word; the lost opportunity.”– William George Plunkett

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.”– Michael J. Fox

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”– Bernice Johnson Reagon

“Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.”– Igor Stravinsky

“A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.”– Herb Caen

“The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.”—Macaulay

“You only live once–but if you work it right, once is enough.”– Joe Lewis

“Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.”– Mort Walker

“There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”—Epictetus

“The past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.”– Mick Jagger

“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.”– Mark Twain

“We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”–Joseph Campbell

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”– William James

“We all have different desires and needs, but if we don’t discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled.”– Bill Watterson

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”—Unknown

“Determine to do some thinking for yourself. Don’t live entirely upon the thoughts of others. Don’t be an automaton.”– James Cash Penney

“The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.”– Alan Saporta

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”–Coco Chanel

” By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.”–Democritus

“It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.”–Garrison Keillor

“Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life tot he fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.”–Horace

“Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clean through them.”–Brendan Francis

“A dead end street is a good place to turn around.”–Naomi Judd

“Sometimes love will pick you up by the short hairs…and jerk the heck out of you.”–Denise Dobbs

“I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don’t.”–W. Somerset Maughn

“Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you come through them.’–Lakshmi Mittal

“Life is like an ever-changing kaleidoscope–a slight change, and all patterns alter.”–Sharon Salberg

“People who are always making allowances for themselves soon go bankrupt.”–Mary Pettibone Poole

“the trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”–CarlosCastarveda

“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains with them?”–Rose Kennedy

“A mind troubled bu doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.”–Arthur Golden

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.”–Ken Hudgins

“There are generations unborn, whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take.”–Andy Andrews

“Indecision may or may not be my problem.”–Jimmy Buffett

“The most beautiful adventures are not those we go seek.”–Robert Louis Stevenson


“It’s not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.”–Henry Ward Beecher

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”–Albert Einstein

“To love and be loved, is to feel the Sun from both sides.”–David Viscott


“Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds—all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.”–Edward Everett Hale

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood…Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.”–Daniel H. Burnham

“Work is the basis of living. I’ll never retire. A man’ll rust out quicker than he’ll wear out.”–Harland Sanders


“I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.”–George Eliot

“The most wasted of days is one without laughter.’–EE Cummings

“Not all men are annoying. Some are dead.’–Anonymous

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”–Oscar Wilde


“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”–Chinese proverb

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“It is a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.”–Roberto Benigni

“It’s always difficult to make conversation with a drunk, and there’s no denying it, the sober are at a disadvantage with him.”–W. Somerset Maugham

“And since, in our passage through this world, painful circumstances occur more frequently than pleasing ones, and since our sense of evil is, I fear, more acute than our sense of good, we become victims of our feelings, unless we can in some way command them.”–Anne Radcliffe


“Strength is happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being.”–Daisaku Ikeda

“Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”–John Dewey

“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”–Albert Einstein


“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, just as much to stand up to our friends.”–Dumbledore

“Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.”–George Bernard Shaw

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”–James Baldwin


“The only thing that lasts longer than a friend’s love is the stupidity that keeps us from knowing any better.”–Randy K. Milholland

“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possible live long enough to make them all yourself.”–Sam Levenson


“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”–Brian Tracy


“It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.”–Mabel Newcomber


“Over the yearsI have developed a picture of what a human being living humanely is like. She is a person who understands, values and develops her body, finding it beautiful and useful; a person who is real and is willing to take risks, to be creative, to manifest competence, to change when the situation calls for it, and to find ways to accommodate to what is new and different, keeping that part of the old that is still useful and discarding what is not.”–Virginia Satir

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.”–Og Mandino

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”–Abraham Lincoln

“I’m very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. ‘Don’t complain about growing older–many, many people do not have that privilege.’ “–Earl Warren


“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals; adjust the action steps.”–Confucius

“Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one spot.”–Josh Billings

“It’s the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter.”–Marlene Dietrich


“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”–Tony Robbins

“When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.”–Helen Hunt Jackson

“The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.”–Natalie Wood


“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is  created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.”– Heraclitus

2-21-2010 (I’ve been lax in updating this page.)

“Because you are in control of your life. Don’t ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made.”–Barbara Hall

“The graveyards are full of indispensable men.”–Charles de Gaulle

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”–Carrie Fisher

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”–Mark Twain

“Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.”–Bertrand Russell

“Do something every day that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”–Mark Twain

“I’ve grown certain that the root of all fear is that we’ve been forced to deny who we are.”–Frances Moore Lappe

“If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.”–Cher

“The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.”–Robert Frost

“Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.”–Russell Baker

“To freely bloom–that is my definition of success.”–Gerry Spence

“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.”–John Henry Jowett

“I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might-have-been has never been but a has-been was once an are.”–Milton Berle

“It is not what we take up, but what we give up that makes us rich.”–Henry Ward Beecher

“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”–Aristotle

“The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always alternatives.”–Lois McMaster Bujold

“A good marriage is one which allows change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.”–Pearl Buck

“A taste of irony had kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.”–Jessamyn West

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”–Carl Jung

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”–Saint Francis de Sales

“Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?”–Cicero

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”–Joan Didion

“In the absences of a decent time machine, fiction remains the most sturdy vehicle of visiting other eras.”–Tom Nolan

“What you do speaks do loud that I cannot hear what you say.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!”–Victor Hugo

“Sorrow is like the wind. It came in gusts.”–Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.”–Abraham Maslow

“The great and glorious masterpiece is to know how to live to purpose.”–Michael de Montaigne

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet determined to make them otherwise.”–F. Scott Fitzgerald

“We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.”–Ethel Barrett

“Love isn’t a decision. It’s a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simpler, but much less magical.”–Trey Parker and Matt Stone


”If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” — E.B. White


“Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.”–Robert Allen

“A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.”–John Tudor

“What’s the point of havin’ a rapier wit if I can’t use it to stab people.”–Jeph Jacques

“Mistakes and disappointments make the sweet things in life that much sweeter.”–Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, and Toshihiro Kawabata

“Envy can be a positive motivation. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want.”–Robert Bringle

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”–Mark Twain

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”–T.S. Elliot

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”–Nora Roberts


“Love cannot be created by one person, nor can it be destroyed by one person.”–Kodi Behren

“The road is always paved for those who know where we are destined but the crossroads still give us choices.”–Andrian McGinn

“Opportunity is defined as inanimate, as far as I’m concerned it’s living, and it’s somewhere out there.”–Kodi Behren

“To succeed, you must not wait, you must not contemplate, you must not hesitate, but you must take that opportunity which precedes you.”–Zena

“True and lasting friendships are heaven’s gifts to us; like valued treasures, they enrich our life’s journeys.”–Mary Roy

“Don’t let the fear of a storm keep you from sailing the ship.”– Calyn Whitley

“Sometimes we are forced to travel in the direction we never wanted to, but it could finally lead us where we actually wanted to…that’s LIFE.”–Raghu Poojita

“Focus on what you want in life. Let it take its course. There will be ups and downs, but everything that happens will be for the better. Don’t let others influence your choices, it’s strictly up to you.”–Kurt Ross

“To wake up in the morning is just more than waking! It’s another day to be thankful for, another day to have a job, family, friends, complaints and obstacles that life puts us through. another day isn’t promised, so treat life as a special occasion everyday! Love, laugh, learn for no reason at all!”–Lakisha James

“In love, settling  for mediocrity is worse than death itself.”–Bill Sanford

“Tears are a symbol of hidden emotions revealed by sorrow and happiness.”–Zubaida Ahmed

“Love is a beautiful feeling which can’t be expressed, we feel the beauty of love but can’t express it by words…”–Sonali Mishra

“True greatness is not stifled by discouragement, trials, disappointments, struggles or fear. Instead, it develops and blooms like a flower, regardless of its environment.”–Neasha Daly-Clarke

“Our entire lives are spent leaving one stage and walking onto another. The scenes and the characters may change, but it is always the same plot; someone trying to achieve the impossible, while various villains walk before out hero placing detour signs in the road. Love/hate, life/death, succeed/fail; it’s all there written in the script. You just have to memorize your lines. But sometimes the director allows you to play your role as you see it…”–Kathy R. McGlothlin

“All there was, all there is and all there will be is Now.”–Jez

“There is enormous pain in the darkest hours of night. The hours where it seems like everyone you love has left you and everything that should be right in the world has fallen apart around you. These dark times, however, bring about the largest and most important changes in our lives. We start to realize just who we are and what we are truly capable of.”–Catlin Wade Laurent

“Dreams are only potential actions that exist in the heart of the faithful.”–Tara Tull

“Reacting in a negative manner to any situation or conversation will result in you becoming a victim of you own actions.”–Angie Adam

“The most problematic aspect of communication is the illusion that it is being accomplished.”–Jesse Giglio

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything.”–Katharine Hepburn

“Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love – now you are love.” ~~Osho


One response to “Quotes

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more, anyway l love your site layout. Is nice and clean.

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