Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can - that is their secret.
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So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure and that every gesture every caress every touch every glance every last bit of the body has its secret which brings happiness to the person who knows how to wake it. She taught him that after a celebration of love the lovers should not part without admiring each other without being conquered or having conquered so that neither is bleak or glutted or has the bad feeling of being used or misused.
Oh love isnt there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.
It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world not to despise it not for us to hate each other but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love admiration and respect.
Love must not entreat she added or demand. Love must have the strength to become certain within itself. Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins to attract.
When you like someone you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone you love them with their faults.
Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.
If I know what love is it is because of you.
What for me is bliss and life and ecstasy and exaltation the world in general seeks at most in imagination in life it finds it absurd.
And while he compared all these things which he was seeing with his eyes to the mental pictures he had painted of them in his homesickness it became clear to him that he was after all destined to be a poet and he saw that in poets dreams reside a beauty and enchantment that one seeks in vain in the things of the real world.