No, not Mercury – Nietzsche. And yes, I know – now – that his first name should be “Friederich”, but I figure I generally have a 90% chance of misspelling his name no matter how hard I try.
Anyway, I think anyone who has ever been in love can understand this sentiment. Who among us has not said or done something completely ridiculous in the hopes of getting another person to pay attention to us? Such deeds are those upon which Valentine’s Day is truly built.