Valentine’s Day is for Slaying

 
Words of profound wisdom, beauty and truth can come from some of the most unexpected places.   Here’s some knowledge Joss Whedon put down, I picked up and am passing on to you just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Bask in the brilliance, love and poetic glory (and more than a dash of irony and humor) that is “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

LOVE ACCORDING TO THE BUFFY-VERSE:
LIKE OUR UNIVERSE…ONLY BLOODIER.

 

VALENTINE’S DAY IS FOR SLAYING
 
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Spike

 

“Love isn’t brain, children.  It’s blood – blood screaming inside you to work its will.”

***

“I may be love’s bitch, but at least I’m man enough to admit it.”

***

“I’ve been all wrongheaded about this. Weeping, crawling, blaming everybody else. I want Dru back, I’ve just gotta be the man I was, the man she loved. I’m gonna do what I shoulda done in the first place: I’ll find her, wherever she is, tie her up, torture her until she likes me again. Love’s a funny thing. “

***

“She just left. She didn’t even care enough to cut off my head or set me on fire. I mean, is that too much to ask? You know? Some little sign that she cared? “

 
 

 

Angel

 

Angel:  “I loved you…cause I could see your heart.  You held it before you for everyone to see and I worried that it would be bruised or torn…and more than anything in my life I wanted to keep it safe – to warm it with my own.”

Buffy:  “That’s beautiful…or taken literally, incredibly creepy.”

Angel:  “I was just thinking that too.”

***

“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping…waiting…and though unwanted…unbidden…it will stir…open its jaws and howl.  It speaks to us…guides us…passion rules us all and we obey.  What other choice do we have?  Passion is the source of our finest moments.  The joy of love.  The clarity of hatred…and the ecstasy of grief.  It hurts sometimes more than we can bear.  if we could live without passion maybe we’d know some kind of peace…but we would be hollow.  Empty room shuttered and dank.  Without passion we’d be truly dead.”

 
 

 

Xander

 

“Well, I guess that makes it official. Everybody’s paired off. Vampires get dates. Hell, even the school librarian sees more action than me. “

***

“I wish dating was like slaying. You know, simple, direct, stake through the heart, no muss, no fuss. “

***

“People don’t fall in love with what’s right in front of them. People want the dream…what they can’t have. The more unattainable, the more attractive. “

 
 

 

Buffy

 

Love makes you do the wacky. “

***

“Dates are things normal girls have. Girls who have time to think about nail polish and facials. You know what I think about? Ambush tactics. Beheading. Not exactly the stuff dreams are made of. “

***

 
 

Happy Valentine’s Day, my dears.

 
 

Kisses & Chaos & Spike-in-the-Heart Love (and I mean that in a good way),

Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

image credits:   Unknown  *   Angel #31 by Brian Denham   *   Xander Harris by Nii-kun &  frostyrogue  *  Buffy Summers by Skahfee Portraits
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  • Jean

    “I may be love’s bitch, but at least I’m man enough to admit it.” That has to be my favorite Spike quote.

    • You, my dear, have excellent taste.
      I had a hard time choosing which Spike quotes to use…he just has so many great lines.