Maybe you’re gushy, maybe not—Quotes for all types of weddings

Readings a plentyI happen to be quite gushy and romantic so I know a ton of quotes that are perfectly perfect and delightful for weddings. But I also love quotes that aren’t the obvious gushy ones that are also perfectly perfect for weddings. Here are a few of my fav quotes for all types of weddings!

“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”
— Albert Einstein

Ebb and flow“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity – in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

“All my friends departed like dreams, left alone I called upon one friend to become my entire dream”
— Rumi, All my friends

“Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind and the gleam of the stars – all the beauties of creation.”
— Victor Hugo

Volcano“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathless, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. . . . That is just ‘being in love’ which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. May your roots grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms fall from your branches, you find out that you are one tree, and not two.”
— Louis de Bernieres, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Love is frienship caught fire!“Love is friendship caught fire; it is quiet, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, hopes for the future, and does not brood over the past. It is the day-in and day-out chronicles of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you do not have it, no matter what else there is, it is not enough.”
— Laura Hendricks

“For one human being to love another: this is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is only preparation… At first, loving does not mean merging, surrendering, and uniting with another… it is a high inducement to the individual to ripen, to become something in himself, to become world, to become world for himself for another’s sake, it is a great, demanding claim upon him, something that chooses him and calls him to vast things.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters To A Young Poet

“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life—to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories…”
— George Eliot

Like the energy from the sun“Like the energy from within the sun,
a great marriage is a sum more than its parts:
it shines like rays of goodness
from the fusion of souls in harmony.
And like the sun, its brilliance knows the relationship to time,
a brilliance that will light your path, and warm your hearts,
and guide you safely forward into the journey of your life.
Let this marriage be that fusion of inspiration for those to follow.”
— Buddha

XOXO Rachel

Published by Rachel Mueller-Lust

I'm a writer, artist, executive & life coach, wedding officiant & Life-Cycle Celebrant®, psychologist, media researcher and teacher. I explore language, relationship & connection, living a fulfilling life and the beauty & wonder of the world.

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