Brilliant wisdom on Love

“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like a volcano and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that is is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day…. That is just being ‘in love’, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and an fortunate accident.”

– Love as described by Dr. Iannis from Captin Correlli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

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