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Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who’ll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you’re in the wrong house, that’s what it means.   Henny Youngman

Henry “Henny” Youngman (original Yiddish surname Yungman;[1] 16 March 1906 – 24 February 1998) was an English-American comedian and musician famous for his mastery of the “one-liner“; his best known one-liner being “Take my wife … please”.

 

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Absence

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.    Roger de Rabutin

Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy (13 April 1618 – 9 April 1693), commonly known as Bussy-Rabutin, was a French memoirist. He was the cousin and frequent correspondent of Madame de Sévigné.

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Love

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.   Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904[Note 1] – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

 

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Winter

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.   Pietro Aretino

Pietro Aretino (20 April 1492 – 21 October 1556) was an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist and blackmailer, who wielded influence on contemporary art and politics and developed modern literary pornography. (Also known as Erotic Literature)

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Love

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.   Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, is now a museum and sponsors an annual “Helen Keller Day”. Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth.