- Love is a rebellious bird
That nothing can tame...
Nothing will work, threat or pleading,
One speaks, the other stays quiet;
And it's the other that I prefer...
it is simply in vain to call it
If it is convenient for it to refuse.
Love is the child of the Bohemian,
It has never, never known any law,
If you don't love me, I love you
Habanera from the opera Carmen (translated to English)
- "There is only one situation that I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. When they are in love and reading a love letter, they read for all they are worth. They read every word three ways; they read between the lines and in the margins... Then, if never before or after, they read."
Mortimer J. Adler (b. 1902)
- Dance, Dance
We're falling apart to half time
And these are the lives you'd love to lead
Dance, this is the way they'd love
If they knew how misery loved me