"'Love is madness,' I say. 'Doesn’t everyone agree that you’d do anything, endure anything, to be with the ones you love? So either you’re willing to let them use you with any sort of cruelty, so long as they keep you—which makes you a fool—or you’re willing to commit any cruelty, so long as you get to keep them—which makes you a monster. Either way, it’s madness.'"
Rosamund Hodge, Gilded Ashes (via quoted-books)
"She loved him, though not at this particular moment."
Ian McEwan, The Comfort of Strangers (via quoted-books)