But that expression of ‘violently in love’ is so hackneyed, so doubtful, so indefinite, that it gives me very little idea. It is as often applied to feelings which arise only from a half hour’s acquaintance, as to a real, strong attachment.
— Those people knew how to love.
— You're a basket case.
— They knew it. Nothing could separate them because they knew. It was real.
— It's a movie. You don't want to be in love. You want to be in a movie.
You are never completely on your own. No one on earth is. Everyone is tied, and share’s connections with others. That is why humans can never be completely free. It is the reason that humans feel joy and sorrow and also love.
We can all begin freely — a slight preference is natural enough; but there are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement. In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.