Wednesday, July 07, 2004

"A true act of love, unlike imaginary love, is hard and forbidding. Imaginary love yearns for an immediate heroic act that is achieved quickly and seen by everyone. People may actually reach a point where they are willing to sacrifice their lives, as long as the ordeal doesn't last too long, is quickly over- just like on stage, with the public watching and admiring. A true act of love, on the other hand, requires work and patience, and for some, it is a whole way of life." -Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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