“I can speak only here and there a word about her. I must forget what she wholly is, if I am to speak of her. I must deceive myself into believing that she lived a long time ago, that I knew something of her from hearsay, if her living image is not to seize me so forcefully that I expire in enchantment and in pain, if I am not to die the death of joy over her and the death of mourning for her.”
Friedrich Holderlin, Hyperion, pg. 80
Boy, that Hyperion really doesn't hold anything back.
Since today is the day that inspired this month's theme I figured a selection was in order. I welcome you to post your favorite love inspired quotes in the comments area.