Timothy Keller quote #231 from The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is well a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense humbles us out of our self-righteousness and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.
Because love love is never finished. It circles and circles the memories out of order and not always complete.
A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a womans heart.
That was the only time as I stood there looking at that strange rubbish feeling the wind coming across those empty fields that I started to imagine just a little fantasy thing because this was Norfolk after all and it was only a couple of weeks since Id lost him. I was thinking about the rubbish the flapping plastic in the branches the shore-line of odd stuff caught along the fencing and I half-closed my eyes and imagined this was the spot where everything Id ever lost since my childhood had washed up and I was now standing here in front of it and if I waited long enough a tiny figure would appear on the horizon across the field and gradually get larger until Id see it was Tommy and hed wave maybe even call. The fantasy never got beyond that --I didnt let it-- and though the tears rolled down my face I wasnt sobbing or out of control. I just waited a bit then turned back to the car to drive off to wherever it was I was supposed to be.
They say If a man knew himselfhe would know all mankind.I say If a man loved mankindhe would know something of himself.
Well obviously shes feeling very sad because of Cedric dying. Then i expect shes feeling confused because she liked Cedric and now she likes Harry and she cant work out who she likes best. Then shell be feeling guilty thinking its an insult to Cedrics memory to be kissing Harry at all and shell be worrying about what everyone else might say about her if she starts going out with Harry . And she probably cant work out what her feelings towards Harry are anyway because he was the one who was with Cedric when Cedric died so thats all very mixed up and painful. Oh and shes afraid shes going to be thrown off the Ravenclaw Quidditch team because shes flying so badly. A slightly stunned silence greeted the end of this speech then Ron said One person cant feel all that at once theyd explode.
In a strange way I had fallen in love with my depression. Dr. Sterling was right about that. I loved it because I thought it was all I had. I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.
If loneliness was a choice what was the other option To settle for second-best and try to be happy with that And was that fair to the person you settled for
I had never thought I could love another person this much. I also never thought Id live in such fear of losing another person. Was this how everyone in love felt Did they all cling tightly to their beloved and wake up terrified in the middle of the night afraid of being alone Was that an inevitable way of life when you loved so deeply Or was it just those of us who walked on a precipice who lived in such panic
Just for future reference dont use words like love anymore. Its a very sensitive word and it wears out quickly. Romeo barely says it but John Hinckley filled up a whole journal with it. To put it into your terms its a currency thats easily devalued. Pretty soon youre saying it whenever you hang up the phone or whenever you leave. It turns into an apology. Then its an excuse. Some assholes want it to be a bulletproof vest dont hate me I love you. But mostly it just means--more. More more--give me something more. A couple of years from now when youre on your own completely if you really fall in love if it really comes to that--and I pity you if it does--you have to look right down into the black of her eyes right down into the emptiness in there and feel everything absolutely everything she needs and you have to be willing to drown in it Kevin. Youd have to want to be crushed buried alive. Because thats what real love feels like--choking. They used to bury some women in their wedding dresses you know. I thought it was because all those husbands were too cheap to spring for another gown but now it makes sense love is your first foot in the grave. Thats why the second most abused word is forever.
Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all enjoy every moment of the journey and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.
How would your life be different ifYou approached all relationships with authenticity and honesty Let today be the dayYou dedicate yourself to building relationships on the solid foundation of truth and authenticity.
You know whats a great metaphor for love Sleeping beauty. Because you have to plow through this incredible thicket of thorns in order to get to beauty and even then when you get there you still have to wake her up. Tiny Cooper
Herondales. Zachariahs voice was a breath half laughter half pain. I had almost forgotten. No other family does so much for love or feels so much guilt for it. Dont carry the weight of the world on you Jace. Its too heavy for even a Herondale to bear.
I thought I was going to sweat five years before Id feel like this.I wanted it as much as you did. Ive just got a hell of a poker face I smiled pressing my lips against his.
You are afraid of it because it is stronger than you you hate it because you are afraid of it you love it because you cannot subdue it to your will. Only the unsubduable can be loved.
Physics isnt the most important thing. Love is.
When you say I and my too much you lose the capacity to understand the we and our.
Lo que mucha gente llama amar consiste en elegir una mujer y casarse con ella. La eligen te lo juro los he visto. Como si se pudiera elegir en el amor como si no fuera un rayo que te parte los huesos y te deja estaqueado en la mitad del patio. Vos dirs que la eligen porque-la-aman yo creo que es al vesre. A Beatriz no se la elige a Julieta no se la elige. Vos no elegs la lluvia que te va a calar hasta los huesos cuando sals de un concierto.
You get use to someonestart to like them evenand they leave. In the end everyone leaves.