“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
“I love my wife. We FaceTime and we talk on the phone and she travels to come see me when she can. But she works as well. But we see each other a lot more than people would think, though, because we make it happen and we love each other so much.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.