By Alan Watts
Writing is my love. If you love something, you find a lot of time. I write for two hours a day, usually starting at midnight; at times, I start at 11.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.
Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love.
It is necessary to fall in love… if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.
Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future – and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.
I would like to be able to breathe— to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely.
Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.
Life can be magnificent and overwhelming – that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.
Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow, Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead, Walk beside me… just be my friend.
Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much?
When you find out that there was never anything in the dark side to be afraid of … Nothing is left but to love.
The world is filled with love-play, from animal lust to sublime compassion.
Love is a sacrifice. You must feel pain, but it will make you stronger, wiser and more beautiful.
The best times to show true love are when it isn’t easy and it requires personal sacrifice.
If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed yourself.
Love requires sacrifice, but it’s worth it.
If you love someone, you’ll be willing to sacrifice your dreams for them. If they love you, they won’t let you.
I just want you to be happy, even if that “Happy” doesn’t include me anymore.
True love requires sacrifice.