"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."
~ C.S. Lewis
~ Katharine Hepburn
"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes 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 it 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, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. 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 a fortunate accident."
~ Louis de Bernieres.
~ Eartha Kitt
|What is your stand on love and marriage? According to Buddhism nothing is permanent so why get married? And considering how many relationships fall apart and how many people fall out of love, it seems to be pretty pointless.|
Tumblr user "wordslessspoken":
|If you want to share your life with a partner in a marriage commitment, then do so, but don’t go into a marriage expecting it to make you happy or fix you when nothing else has up to this point. Making you happy is a terrible burden to place on someone that you supposedly love, but imagine the joy and shared happiness that could come from mutual respect and selfless exchange of compassion and nurture.|