"These violent delights have violent ends"
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.
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume
Act II: Scene 6