Reverend T. S. Deacon Economos
Minister and Registered Wedding Officiant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Quotations

I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.

~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~

What a grand thing, to be loved!
What a grander thing still, to love!

~ Victor Hugo ~

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.

~ William Shakespeare ~

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
that word is love.

~ Sophocles ~
There is no remedy for love but to love more.

~ Thoreau ~

Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

~ The Bible : 1 Corinthians ~

No sooner met but they looked;
No sooner looked but they loved;
No sooner loved but they sighed;
No sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason;
No sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy.

~ William Shakespeare ~
A happy marriage perhaps represents the ideal of human relationship-a setting in which each partner, while acknowledging the need of the other, feels free to be what he or she by nature is: a relationship in which instinct as well as intellect can find expression; in which giving and taking are equal; in which each accepts the other, and I confronts Thou.

~ Anthony Storr ~

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistably desired.

~ Robert Frost ~




Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

~ Victor Hugo ~

Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

~ Albert Camus ~

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

~ Carl Jung ~

Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.

~ Euripides ~

Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.

~ Kathleen Norris ~

If you would marry suitably, marry your equal.

~ Ovid ~

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

~ Pearl S. Buck ~

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 Chekkov ~

Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.

~ Georgia O'Keeffe ~

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they
are joined... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other
in silent unspeakable memories.

~ George Elliot ~

Other Readings

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

~ Victor Hugo ~

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