‘I love you is always a quotation, and it is the least original thing that any of us can say, but just as it must be often said, it must be sincerely said, and as if for the first time, on a planet new-made from love.’
‘Anything with love in it always has a bit of a muddle in it, because love is chaotic and exuberant as well as careful and dedicated.’
‘What is more humiliating than finding the object of your love unworthy?’
‘Desire deserves respect.
It is worth the chaos.
But it is not love, and only love is worth everything.’
‘Your weak point is the open, vulnerable place where you can always be hurt. Love, in all its aspects, opens the self so fully.’
‘You never give away your heart; you lend it from time to time. If it were not so, how could we take it back without asking?’