Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em.
—William Wycherley (1640–1715) English Dramatist
Scratch a lover, and find a foe.
—Dorothy Parker (1893–1967) American Poet, Short Story Writer, Screenwriter, Socialist
Lovers should also have their days off.
—Natalie Clifford Barney (1876–1972) American Playwright, Poet, Novelist
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
—Edwin Arnold (1832–1904) English Poet, Journalist, Editor