"By six months, I knew the fact I’d been vaguely thinking about this woman for two and a half decades was not an accident,” he said. “I had run out of ways to convince her I really did intend to marry her, and the only other one was to just go ahead and do it.”

So he did. He popped the question right then and there, taking her by surprise.

NYTimes Weddings and Celebrations.
September 5, 2014.

“Le vomo ta vomo.”

"When chicken is white, it’s white."
Meaning: when love is true, it’s true. (There is no question)
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“…when this incredibly reserved young man looked at a picture of his sweetheart, his brain “lit up” like a fireworks display. Do still waters run deep?”

MRI study on the brain in love from Why We Love, by Helen Fisher, pg. 65

“Obsessive thinking is a central ingredient of romantic passion.”

"Why We Love" by Helen Fisher, pg 61.

“Love seeks ever to adore and serve, and not to be served and adored; and so each lover spends a vast deal of energy trying to get down from the pedestal erected by the other.”

The Browning-Barrett Love Letters and the Psychology of Love by Hiram Stanley.

“In love letters, commitment conquers all. The letter that proclaims “I know we will be happy together for the rest of our lives” and “I couldn’t imagine a world without you in it” is rated much higher in terms of expressing love and evoking a memorable reaction.”

The Science of Love Letters, February 10, 2012.


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adverb, informal
with extreme intensity.
“the boys are all madly in love with you”
synonyms: intensely, fervently, wildly, unrestrainedly, to distraction”

“Wine comes in at the mouth and love comes in at the eye.”

William Butler Yeats.
Visual image triggers romantic emotion.