"These violent delights have violent ends"
Romeo and Juliet with Friar Laurence
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A quotation from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a tragedy about two young, "star-crossed" lovers who get married secretly in the face of a bitter feud between their two families. Falling deeply, violently in love at their first meeting, the two are swept along in a gale of emotion which, because of their circumstances and a few cruel misunderstandings, leads to destruction and despair.  

 

FRIAR LAURENCE 

These violent delights have violent ends 
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume

Act II: Scene 6