Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction – Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action – Brendan Francis.
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity – Henry Van Dyke.
Your idea of bliss is to wake up on a Monday morning knowing you haven’t a single engagement for the entire week. You are cradled in a white paper cocoon tied up with typewriter ribbon – Edna Ferber.
My mother says I didn’t open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked – Elizabeth Taylor.
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same – Emily Bronte.
Jury: A group of 12 people, who, having lied to the judge about their health, hearing, and business engagements, have failed to fool him – Henry Louis Mencken.
We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do – Jacob Bronowski.
I wanted to change the rules of engagement, asking for more’ from fewer. I was insisting that we had to have only the best people. If you wanted excellence, at a minimum, the ambience had to reflect excellence – Jack Welch.
An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done – Jane Austen.
Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most? – John Gay.
I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness – Lord Byron.
Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that – Michael Leunig.
I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement – Oscar Wilde.
Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other’s character before marriage, which is never advisable – Oscar Wilde.
I know, of course, how important it is not to keep a business engagement, if one wants to retain any sense of the beauty of life – Oscar Wilde.
Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs – Ovid.
I felt compelled to perform – to do my engagements and not let people down. And they supported me, although they weren’t aware how much it carried me through – Princess Diana.
True love stories never have endings – Richard Bach.
My instinct is to keep my engagement ring – After all, I wouldn’t like to see it on the finger of a cheeky girl – Sian Lloyd.
I have but one system of ethics for men and for nations – to be grateful, to be faithful to all engagements under all circumstances, to be open and generous, promoting in the long run even the interests of both; and I am sure it promotes their happin – Thomas Jefferson.
It will be all over this day week – comfort – discomfort; and the zest and rush that no engagements, hours, habits give. Then we shall take them up again with more than the zest of traveling – Virginia Woolf.
Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy – William Hazlitt.
The great principle of human satisfaction is engagement – William Paley.