Maybe you go all in for the Belgian chocolates, the red roses, the fine wine, fancy candlelit dinners, and the other trappings of Valentine's Day. Perhaps you try to play it smooth, trying to do something completely original but still romantic. Or maybe you try to ignore the day completely.
However we mark the day, there's no better opportunity than Valentine's Day to reflect on romance, passion, and the bittersweet possibility of heartbreak. Here are a few of our favorite quotes about Valentine's Day and the often-complicated feelings that love brings out. –John Rambow
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings . . .
- Phaedrus, Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett