The magic of our first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- BENJAMIN DISRAELI
Henrietta Temple, 1837
It was first love. There's no love like that. I don't wish it on a soul.
I don't hate anyone enough.
- CAROL MATIHAC
Among the Portuguese, 1992
Deep as first love, and wild with all regret.
- ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
Songs from The Princess, 1850
It was the kind of desperate, headlong, adolescent calf love that he should have experienced years ago and got over.
- AGATHA CHRISTIE
Remembered Death, 1945
I'm glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love.
- DAPHNE DO MAURIER
Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a man's last romance.
-OSCAR WILDE, writing in
A Woman of No Importance, 1893
First love is an astounding experience and if the object happens to be totally unworthy and the love not really love at all, it makes little difference to the intensity or the pain.
- ANGELA THIRRELL
Cheerfulness Breaks In, 1941