"These violent delights have violent ends"
Romeo and Juliet with Friar Laurence
Public DomainRomeo and Juliet with Friar Laurence - Credit: Henry William Bunbury
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