Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken.
As a lover of words, it's hard to find just one quote that I can call my favorite. There are few things as satisfying as stumbling upon a sentence or paragraph or stanza that contains words so perfectly and artfully put together, with meaning to match, that you find yourself deeply moved, or laughing out loud, or discovering something about the world that you'd never before considered.
Shakespeare's writing about love stirs me, and none more than this excerpt from his Sonnet 116. I am moved by the power he ascribes to love, the imagery of a tempest, the words, "never shaken." True love makes for the toughest of bonds. It is unbreakable. Fierce. It's more than a feeling--it's a force.
Linking up with Jenni for Blog Every Day in May, Day 4: Favorite Quote