Love: Timeline

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  • 18th century

    • 1798: "Love works magic. It is the final purpose Of the world story, The Amen of the universe." - Love, Wikiquote.
  • 19th century

    • 1847: "When one has once fully entered the realm of Love, the world — no matter how imperfect — becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for Love." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • December 24, 1859: The couple fell in love; on December 24 of 1859, they were married. - Larcena Pennington, Wikipedia.
    • 1865: "Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1865: "To love life is to love God. Harder and more blessed than all else is to love this life in one's sufferings, in undeserved sufferings." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1865: "Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1881: "I have now understood that though it seems to men that they live by care for themselves, in truth it is love alone by which they live. He who has love, is in God, and God is in him, for God is love." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1885: "The world is wonderful and beautiful and good beyond one's wildest imagination. Never, never, never could one conceive what love is, beforehand, never. Life can be great-quite god-like. It can be so. God be thanked I have proved it." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1889: ""In all of nature, a male belongs to a female that he fancies and who fancies him. And so among the animals there are no idiots. But with us!... I'm a Jew, so I musn't love a Christian woman... He's a merchant, so he's got no right to a countess... And you who've got no money, you've no rights to any woman at all..."" - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1892: In the autumn of 1892 Lucette, now having declared her love for Van, brings him a letter from Ada in which she announces she has received an offer of marriage from a wealthy Russian, Andrey Vinelander. - Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, Wikipedia.
    • 1895: "The love that gushes for all is the real elixir of life — the fountain of bodily longevity. It is the lack of this that always produces the feeling of age." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1895: "Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1895: "Ah, how skillful grows the hand That obeyeth Love's command! It is the heart, and not the brain, That to the highest doth attain, And he who followeth Love's behest Far excelleth all the rest!" - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1895: "It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1895: "Love would master self; and having made the mastery stretch onward and upward toward infinitude." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1895: "I have often had occasion to observe, that a warm blundering man does more for the world than a frigid wise man." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1895: "The most beautiful sight this earth affords is a man or woman so filled with love that duty is only a name, and its performance the natural outflow and expression of the love which has become the central principle of their life." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1895: "Be loving, and you will never want for love; be humble, and you will never want for guiding." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1895: "Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1895: "Love is a passion Which kindles honor into noble acts." - Love, Wikiquote.
  • 20th century

    • 1900s

      • 1905: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1910s

      • November 1, 1910: "The more God's manifestation in man (life) unites with the manifestations (lives) of other beings, the more man exists. This union with the lives of other beings is accomplished through love. God is not love, but the more there is of love, the more man manifests God, and the more he truly exists..." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1920s

      • 1920: In spring 1920 she transferred to the University of Jena and it was there that she began to realize how important play and love were for infants in order for them to grow up mentally and physically healthy. - Margaret Mahler, Wikipedia.
      • 1922: "For all the ill that is in us comes from fear, and all the good from love." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1922: "Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1927: "Where there is the greatest love, there are always miracles." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1927: After its initial run in 1927 — and particularly after talkies eclipsed silent films' marketability — Why Girls Love Sailors was put in a film can and went missing (Stateside) for nearly fifty years. - Why Girls Love Sailors, Wikipedia.
    • 1930s

      • 1931: "Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain; Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink And rise and sink and rise and sink again; Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath, Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone; Yet many a man is making friends with death Even as I speak, for lack of love alone." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1936: "Love your neighbor as yourself but don't take down your fence" - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1940s

      • March 30, 1940: "Why only hate? Where does love remain? Or at least a little decency toward other people?" - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1941: "I was not, I lived and loved, I am not." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1946: "Love loves to love love." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1950s

    • 1960s

      • 1960s: The Summer of Love became a watershed event in the development of a worldwide 1960s counterculture when newly-recruited Flower Children returned home at the end of the summer, taking with them new styles, ideas, and behaviors and introducing them in all major U.S. - Flower child, Wikipedia.
      • 1960s: The 1960s heralded a new culture of "free love” with millions of young people embracing the hippie ethos and preaching the power of love and the beauty of sex as a natural part of ordinary life. - Sex-positive movement, Wikipedia.
      • 1960s: The 1960s heralded a new culture of "free love” with millions of young people embracing the hippie ethos and preaching the power of love and the beauty of sex as a natural part of ordinary life. - Sexual revolution, Wikipedia.
      • December 23, 1961: "If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1969: "And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1970s

      • 1970s: Free love continued in different forms throughout the 1970s and into the early 1980s, but its more assertive manifestations ended abruptly (or disappeared from public view) in the mid 1980s when the public first became aware of AIDS, a deadly sexually transmitted disease. - Sexual revolution, Wikipedia.
      • 1970: "Love means never having to say you're sorry." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1973: Postal Service has issued Love stamps for Saint Valentine's Day annually since the 1973 issue designed by Robert Indiana. - Holiday stamp, Wikipedia.
      • 1974: "If somebody says, "I love you", to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol-holder requires? "I love you, too"." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1976: "Just let your love flow like a mountain stream And let your love grow with the smallest of dreams And let your love show and you'll know what I mean It's the season

        Let your love fly like a bird on a wing And let your love bind you to all livin' things And let your love shine and you'll know what I mean That's the reason.

        " - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1977: "Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1977: "Love is in the air Everywhere I look around Love is in the air Every sight and every sound And I don't know if I'm being foolish Don't know if I'm being wise But it's something that I must believe in And it's there when I look in your eyes." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1977: "Love is in the air In the whisper of the trees Love is in the air In the thunder of the sea And I don't know if I'm just dreaming Don't know if I feel sane But it's something that I must believe in And it's there when you call out my name." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1978: One such show from 1978 featuring Lee and Bryan MacLean was released as a live album entitled Love Live on Rhino Records in 1982. - Arthur Lee (musician), Wikipedia.
      • 1978: Murdoch was awarded the Booker Prize in 1978 for The Sea, the Sea, a finely detailed novel about the power of love and loss, featuring a retired stage director who is overwhelmed by jealousy when he meets his erstwhile lover after several decades apart. - Iris Murdoch, Wikipedia.
    • 1980s

      • 1980: "Give love and forget that you gave it." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1980s: The original idea for Shakespeare in Love came to screenwriter Marc Norman in the late 1980s. - Shakespeare in Love, Wikipedia.
      • 1981: His 1981 collection Love Poems draws together his best work in this area from the previous sixteen years. - Brian Patten, Wikipedia.
      • 1981: It contains samples of the 1981 cover version of "Tainted Love" from Soft Cell. - A Girl like Me (Rihanna album), Wikipedia.
      • 1981: The album's opening track "SOS," is an uptempo dance song incorporating the key section, bass line, and drum beat of the 1981 version of "Tainted Love" as performed by Soft Cell. - A Girl like Me (Rihanna album), Wikipedia.
      • October 10, 1984: Thus, moral exercise of sexual intercourse uses the form of the body to reveal the love of God toward Creation.(10 October 1984) - Theology of the Body, Wikipedia.
      • 1985: Prizzi's Honor is a 1985 American black comedy film that tells the story of a mob hit man and hit woman who fall in love, even though they have been hired to kill each other. - Prizzi's Honor, Wikipedia.
      • 1985: Peggy Sue soon sees that this Charlie (at 18 years) is not the same as the adulterous Charlie she left in 1985 - and Peggy starts to fall in love with him all over again, though the relationship still has its problems. - Peggy Sue Got Married, Wikipedia.
      • 1985: "Who sings of all of Love's eternity Who shines so bright In all the songs of Love's unending spells? Holy lightning strikes all that's evil Teaching us to love for goodness sake. Hear the music of Love Eternal Teaching us to reach for goodness sake." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1988: "All our young lives we search for someone to love. Someone who makes us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope. All the while wondering if somewhere, somehow, there's someone perfect who might be searching for us." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1988: "I love hiccups and I love sneezes and I love blinks and I love belches and I love gluttons. I love hair. I love bears. For me, the round. For me, the world." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1988: Black Eyed Peas often use Freestyle lyrics, and Miami rapper Pitbull collaborated with Miami Freestyle artist Stevie B to create an updated version of Stevie B's 1988 hit "Spring Love." - Freestyle music, Wikipedia.
      • 1989: "The feeling of love - is a fervent desire of goodness to a man." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 1990s

      • 1990: "If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1991: The Berlin Love Parade which was considered the largest Rave in attendance in the World themed it's 1991 and 1992 after Frankie Bones albums titled, - Frankie Bones, Wikipedia.
      • 1994: "Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1997: "Love is the true antithesis of fear. It expands where fear constricts. It embraces where fear repels." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • 1998: This ties into another study done by Rothbaym and his partner Tsang in 1998 in which they researched popular love songs from American and Chinese artists. - Interpersonal attraction, Wikipedia.
      • 1998: "Albert Camus, quoted in Robertson, Connie (1998). ""Camus, Albert 1913–1960"." - Love, Wikiquote.
      • January 21, 1999: Bonds of Survival original air date 21 January 1999: Looks at the influence and power of love. - The Unexplained, Wikipedia.
      • 1999: The writers of Shakespeare in Love were sued in 1999 by Faye Kellerman, author of the book The Quality of Mercy. - Shakespeare in Love, Wikipedia.
      • 1999: "… What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." - Love, Wikiquote.
  • 21st century

    • 2000: "Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking. Loving might be a mistake, but it's worth making" - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2000: "Love is a minefield. You take a step and get blown to pieces, put yourself back together again and stupidly take another step. I guess that's human nature. It hurts so much to be alone that we'd all rather blow up than be single." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2000: "Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes one feel as you might when a drowning man holds unto you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2001: "I've made the most important discovery of my life. It's only in the mysterious equation of love that any logical reasons can be found." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2001: "You are what you love, not what loves you." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2002: "At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2002: "Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes. There are three things that last faith, hope and love, and love is the greatest of these." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2003: "Hold the person that you love closely if they're next to you, the one you love, not the person that'll simply have sex with you." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2003: Founded in 2003 at Roskilde University, Denmark to be a communication forum and a research network about love today, in our liquid modern world. - ECLS, Wikipedia.
    • 2003: The song was also covered by Mandy Moore and Jon Foreman on the A Walk to Remember soundtrack, by Hall & Oates on their 2003 album Do It for Love and live by Ronan Keating during his 2002 tour, Destination Everywhere. - Someday We'll Know, Wikipedia.
    • 2003: "Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • March, 2004: Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, says that Islam is authoritarian, inflexible and under-achieving; and that Muslim countries have contributed little of major significance to the world's culture for centuries, at the same time stating that most Muslims are peace loving people who should not be demonized. - March 2004, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: 51 Birch Street is a 2005 documentary film about the universal themes of love, marriage, fidelity, and the mystery of a suburban family, directed by Doug Block. - 51 Birch Street, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: "I wish I could take what I'm feeling right now and put it in the water system so everybody could drink it and we would all love each other." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2005: "The Encyclopedia Galactica, in its chapter on Love states that it is far too complicated to define. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of love: Avoid, if at all possible."" - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2005: "In love we are poets. In marriage we are philosophers." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2005: The thirteenth track "Love Song" was later featured as a remixed background music version in Key's 2005 visual novel Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life; this version later appeared on the Tomoyo After Original Soundtrack, along with a piano version. - Love Song (Riya album), Wikipedia.
    • September, 2005: At the end of September 2005 Lee moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he planned to continue to make music and continue the name Love. - Arthur Lee (musician), Wikipedia.
    • January 18, 2006: At an audience on 18 January 2006, Pope Benedict said that Deus Caritas Est would discuss the concept of love "in its various dimensions, from the love between man and woman to the love that the Catholic Church has for others in its expression of charity". - Deus Caritas Est, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: "'Stop talking about love. Every asshole in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing.' 'But it's true-' 'Still doesn't mean anything. What you feel only matters to you. It is what you do to the people you love; that's what matters. That's the only thing that counts.'" - Love, Wikiquote.
    • April 27, 2007: The film, based on street cricket played in India and focussing on various themes as friendship, love and rivalry in a suburban area, released on 27 April 2007 and went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. - Chennai 600028, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: "The problem with marriage is that it takes a first-come, first-served approach to love. Like waiting in line for a sandwich at the deli." - Love, Wikiquote.
    • 2007: In the end of the 2007 film Enchanted, Giselle realized that her true love was Robert, not Prince Edward, and thus decided to stay in the "real world" (21st century New York) and marry Robert, while Nancy (Robert's former girlfriend) chose to go back to Andalasia to marry the Prince. - Giselle (Disney), Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Beauty is a 2007 drama film that explores themes of love, beauty, kabuki, and the strength of human spirit. - Beauty (2007 film), Wikipedia.
    • 2008: Love, a 2008 short starring Kristina Klebe - Love (disambiguation), Wikipedia.
    • September 13, 2008: At an outdoor Paris Mass attended by 250,000 people, Pope Benedict XVI condemned the modern materialism - the world's love of power, possessions and money as a modern-day plague, comparing it to paganism. - Pope Benedict XVI, Wikipedia.
    • July, 2009: Libby had a small panic after Chris said he didn't love her yet, but it passed and in July 2009 Chris confessed his love for Libby. - Libby Jeffries, Wikipedia.
    • 2010: Essays in Love was adapted to film by director Julian Kemp for the romantic comedy My Last Five Girlfriends. - Alain de Botton, Wikipedia.






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