I know that youre selfish selfish beyond words and I know that you havent the nerve of a rabbit I know youre a liar and a humbug I know that youre utterly contemptible. And the tragic part is--her face was on a sudden distraught with pain--the tragic part is that notwithstanding I love you with all my heart.
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One can be very much in love with a woman without wishing to spend the rest of ones life with her.
If a man hasnt whats necessary to make a woman love him its his fault not hers.
I had no illusions about you he said. I knew you were silly and frivolous and empty-headed. But I loved you. I knew that your aims and ideals were vulgar and commonplace. But I loved you. I knew that you were second-rate. But I loved you. Its comic when I think how hard I tried to be amused by the things that amused you and how anxious I was to hide from you that I wasnt ignorant and vulgar and scandal-mongering and stupid. I knew how frightened you were of intelligence and I did everything I could to make you think me as big a fool as the rest of the men you knew. I knew that youd only married me for convenience. I loved you so much I didnt care. Most people as far as I can see when theyre in love with someone and the love isnt returned feel that they have a grievance. They grow angry and bitter. I wasnt like that. I never expected you to love me I didnt see any reason that you should. I never thought myself very lovable. I was thankful to be allowed to love you and I was enraptured when now and then I thought you were pleased with me or when I noticed in your eyes a gleam of good-humored affection. I tried not to bore you with my love I knew I couldnt afford to do that and I was always on the lookout for the first sign that you were impatient with my affection. What most husbands expect as a right I was prepared to receive as a favor.
How can I be reasonable To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.