Friday, March 8, 2013

Who Do You Love?

We say, love is blind, and the figure of Cupid is drawn with a bandage round his eyes. Blind: - yes, because he does not see what he does not like; but the sharpest-sighted hunter in the universe is Love, for finding what he seeks, and only that; and the mythologists tell us, that Vulcan was painted lame, and Cupid blind, to call attention to the fact, that one was all limbs, and the other, all eyes.
- Emerson, "Conduct of Life" (Beauty)

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.'
Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you.'
-Erich Fromm

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