10 famous toasts to that crazy little thing called Love, a Valentine’s Day message to the readers of the La Jolla Light


With the publication date of Feb. 14 this year, the


couldn’t pass up the chance to send a heartfelt Valentine to its readers in this issue. Cheers to all the poets of the ages who remind us that love is all around!

“To every lovely lady bright, I wish a gallant faithful knight;

To every faithful lover, too, I wish a trusting lady true.”

— Sir Walter Scott

“A book of verses underneath the bough,

A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou.”

—Omar Khayyam

“A mighty pain to love it is,

And ‘tis a pain that pain to miss;

But, of all pains, the greatest pain,

Is to love, but love in vain.”

—Abraham Cowley

“May we have those in our arms,

whom we love in our hearts.”


“Drink to me only with thine eyes,

And I will pledge with mine;

Or leave a kiss within the cup,

And I’ll not look for wine.”

—Ben Jonson

“Birds do it, bees do it,

Even educated fleas do it,

Let’s do it, let’s fall in love!”

—Cole Porter

“I don’t stay out late,

Don’t care to go,

I’m home about eight,

Just me and my radio.

Ain’t misbehavin’,

I’m savin’ my love for you.”

—Andy Razaf

“Button up your overcoat

When the wind is free,

Oh, take good care of yourself,

You belong to me,


—Johnny Mercer

“There were bells on the hill

But I never heard them ringing,

No, I never heard them at all

Till there was you.”

—Meredith Wilson

“We may only have tonight,

But till the morning sun, you’re mine

All mine;

Play the music low,

And sway to the rhythm of love.”

—Tim Lopez