Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like
volcanoes and then subsides.  And when it subsides you have to make a
decision.  You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined
together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.  Because
this is what love is.

Love is not breathlessness, it is not
excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion.
That is just being in love, which any fool can do.  Love itself is what
is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art
and a fortunate accident.

Those that truly love have roots
that grow towards each other underground, and, when all the pretty
blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one
tree and not two.

Louis de Bernieres

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Wedding Readings ~ Love is a Temporary Madness, from Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Get Inspired Wedding Readings )


Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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5 thoughts on Wedding Readings ~ Love is a Temporary Madness, from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

  1. I love this quote and want to read it at my best friends wedding. Do you know which page it is on in Captain Corellis Mandolin?
    Sara Truelove

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