Sunday, August 2, 2009

On Love

"We fall in love hoping that we will not find in the other what we know is in ourselves - all the cowardice, weakness, laziness, dishonesty, compromise, and brute stupidity. We throw a cordon of love around the chosen one and decide that everything that lies within it will somehow be free of out faults and hence lovable. We locate inside another a perfection that eludes us within ourselves and through union with the beloved hope somehow to maintain [against evidence of all self-knowledge] a precarious faith in the species." - Alain de Button

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