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Sam Shepard in Love, on Love
Sam Shepard in Love, on Love

“There can be a real meeting between two people at the point where they always felt marooned. Right at the edge.”

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Love and the Seductions of Honesty
Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Love and the Seductions of Honesty

“You must prepare yourself to forbear and to forgive — will you?”

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Hourglass: Dani Shapiro on Time, Memory, Marriage, and What Makes Us Who We Are
Hourglass: Dani Shapiro on Time, Memory, Marriage, and What Makes Us Who We Are

“Change even one moment, the whole thing unravels… There is no other life than this. You would not have stumbled into the vastly imperfect, beautiful, impossible present.”

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Sir Thomas Browne on the Transcendent Torture of Romantic Friendship
Sir Thomas Browne on the Transcendent Torture of Romantic Friendship

“United souls are not satisfied with embraces, but desire to be truly each other.”

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Alain de Botton on Infatuation
Alain de Botton on Infatuation

“The only people who can still strike us as normal are those we don’t yet know very well.”

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The Trailblazing 18th-Century French Mathematician Émilie du Châtelet on Jealousy and the Metaphysics of Love
The Trailblazing 18th-Century French Mathematician Émilie du Châtelet on Jealousy and the Metaphysics of Love

“It is the privilege of affection to see a friend in all the situations of his soul.”

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