Tuesday, February 14

Quotes on Love that I Love

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly 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 entaglements; 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 tradgedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from the perturbations of love is Hell."
-C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

(I love that book.  It's more marked up than any other book I own.  Read it.)

"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."
-Rainer Maria Rilke

 here's a random one that I love that I have been thinking a lot about lately:  
"Don't give up trying to find your way, but remember that sometimes it takes bending to avoid breaking"
-Katrinka Hesselinx


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