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Letter "C" » Cupid
«Dear Lady be cautious of Cupid, List well to the lines of this verse, To be kissed by a fool is stupid, To be fooled by a kiss is worse»
«Cupid's dart had hit both targets and set the Nile on fire. And the Tiber. Even the Thames sizzled a bit.»
«CUPID, n. The so-called god of love. This bastard creation of a barbarous fancy was no doubt inflicted upon mythology for the sins of its deities. Of all unbeautiful and inappropriate conceptions this is the most reasonless and offensive. The notion of symbolizing sexual love by a semisexless babe, and comparing the pains of passion to the wounds of an arrow --of introducing this pudgy homunculus into art grossly to materialize the subtle spirit and suggestion of the work --this is eminently worthy of the age that, giving it birth, laid it on the doorstep of prosperity.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
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«Take away leisure and Cupid's bow is broken»
«Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.»
«Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.»
«Cupid is a knavish lad, Thus to make poor females mad»
«But love is blind, and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit, For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy»
«And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.»
«Nothing but this! yes, as much love in rhyme As would be cramm'd up in a sheet of paper, Writ o' both sides the leaf, margent and all, That he was fain to seal on Cupid's name»