O she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night.
As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear.
Beauty too rich for use, for Earth too dear!
One of the most famous quotes from Romeo and Juliet, wherein Romeo admits his infatuation for Juliet, speaks volumes about 'infatuation'. Even though infatuation and love begin on a similar note and develop in a similar manner, they have always found each other at the loggerheads, and every time it comes to infatuation or love debate, the former is considered to be a mere attraction while the latter a feeling from within. Whether this really holds ground is a subject of debate, and many people, including you perhaps, will have something or the other to say about it.
Infatuation Quotes and Sayings
As we mentioned earlier, everybody has an opinion about love and infatuation - something they put forth in form of quotes. You must have come across millions of love quotes with all praises for this divine feeling, infatuation quotes though are relatively less common. The most prominent difference among the two perhaps is the fact that infatuation is temporary and fades off with time, while love is permanent and strengthens with time. Some famous quotes about infatuation compiled below will give you a clear idea about how it is caused, and how it fades away.
"Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners." - Judith Viorst
"Strange, that some of us, with quick alternate vision, see beyond our infatuations, and even while we rave on the heights, behold the wide plain where our persistent self pauses and awaits us." - George Eliot
"The essence of love begins when infatuation ends." - Anonymous
"No one can understand love who has not experienced infatuation. And no one can understand infatuation, no matter how many times he has experienced it." - Mignon McLaughlin
"Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence." - Jim Morrison
"I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year." - Edna St. Vincent Millay
"I stalk about her door like a strange soul upon the Stygian banks staying for wattage." - William Shakespeare
"We don't believe in infatuation love until after the first attack." - Anonymous
"It's so easy to be infatuated with someone but hard to find that someone who will catch you." - Anonymous
"When you develop an infatuation for someone you always find a reason to believe that this is exactly the person for you. It doesn't need to be a good reason. Taking photographs of the night sky, for example. Now, in the long run, that's just the kind of dumb, irritating habit that would cause you to split up. But in the haze of infatuation, it's just what you've been searching for all these years." - The Beach movie (2000)
The fact that love and infatuation start in a similar manner makes it very difficult to differentiate between the two, especially in the beginning. Irrespective of whether you are in love or it's just infatuation, your mind ponders on one and only one question in the beginning - am I in love with him. While bonding strengthens in case of love, feelings fade away in case of infatuation and that's what makes people believe that love is a divine feeling, while infatuation a mere physical attraction. You don't quite have to worry about how to get over a crush as it tends to fade off with time, and infatuation is no different from this.