Love Quotes & Valentine's Day

Posted January 20, 2012 by Denise Gangnes

Funny Love Quotes to Prepare for Valentine's Day


Have you noticed how the retail market skips directly from one holiday to the next? Two days after Christmas, my local store already had installed a complete Valentine's Day display to tempt the serial shopper. At first I resisted the implications, but as the day draws closer I find myself sucked into the spirit of the season. February is just around the corner, and V-Day will be fast approaching. This seems an appropriate time to review some memorable funny love quotes that you can use to impress your friends and fill the silence of those relationships that present an awkward moment on the Day of Love.
Legendary comedian Mort Sahl has a long history of penning memorable quotes - including those written to spice up the speeches of President Kennedy. He observed, "The bravest thing that men do is love women" which could be a precursor to the appropriate analogy, "Love is like a game of chess: One false move and you're mated."
Indeed, the game of love is a popular reference in funny love quotes. Hungarian actress Eva Gabor noted, "Love is a game that two can play and both can win." Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle is credited with the infamous quote, "Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness." This quote "came to light" during a recent power outage when a group of us huddled around a fireplace recalling that the pilgrims certainly found other ways to amuse themselves on cold winter nights in the absence of video games and internet connections.
Singer and entertainment personality Cher has more than a little experience with men, leading to the conclusion, "Husbands are like fires - they go out when they're left unattended." This seems an opportune segue to a line from comedian Groucho Marx, whose repertoire contained a plethora of funny love quotes; among them, "One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife." Like Cher, his comment serves not only as an amusing anecdote, but perhaps a hint to pay close attention to the quality of one's relationship. Groucho also quipped, "Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot," and we can almost picture him tipping his ever-present cigar as he delivers the line.
Shakespeare contemporary Christopher Marlow wryly observed the timeless fact, "Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position." Many have added humorous twists to the phrase, but we like this version a quote by American Playwright Clare Boothe Luce: "Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable."
While we're on the British Isles, how about some funny love quotes from Thomas Robert Dewar, whose claim to fame was helping create the fine Scotch that bears his family name. His extravagant life as a Scottish baron prompted the confession, "Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses." This telling remark is supported by the observation: "Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife's clothes." Baron Dewar perhaps spent more time tipping the glass than he did tracking his wife's spending habits. You think?
Whether you are in a relationship, blissfully free of encumbrances, or strategizing a successful seducion of the object of your desires, we hope these funny love quotes will help guide you through the murky waters of romance as February 14th looms ever closer. Perhaps one of our favorite comments comes from Canadian writer Laurence Peter who offers the practical advice, "It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week." Kudos to Canada for their optimistic outlook on the labyrinth of love.


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