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Every fall into love…

Every fall into love involves the triumph of hope over self-knowledge. We fall in love hoping we won’t find in another what we know is in ourselves, all the cowardice, weakness, laziness, dishonesty, compromise, and stupidity. We throw a cordon of love around the chosen one and decide that everything within it will somehow be free of our faults.


We locate inside another a perfection that eludes us within ourselves, and through our union with the beloved, hope to maintain (against the evidence of all self-knowledge) a precarious faith in our species.


Alain De Botton, Essays in Love

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Comments (5)

  • I must learn how to fall again. It’s been too long, I forgot how it’s like. 🙂

  • @Catalin: The falling is the most awesome part of being in love.

  • This is wonderful. Can’t wait to fall again 🙂

    And thanks for stopping by to read about my new perfume–I think you would like natural perfume. I’ll have some minis coming out next monday and that might be a good way for you to test it out!

    xo Mary Jo

  • BTW, did you get a chance to listen to Benabar?

  • I adore this picture!


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