Feeling

686 – “To love somebody is not just a feeling—it is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.”

–Erich Fromm
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631 – “It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.”

–Miles Halter in John Green’s Looking for Alaska
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548 – “There can be only one permanent revolution — a moral one; the regeneration of the inner man. How is this revolution to take place? Nobody knows how it will take place in humanity, but every man feels it clearly in himself. And yet in our world everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself.”

–Leo Tolstoy
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546 – “It’s hard when you miss people. But, you know, if you miss them it means you were lucky. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.”

–Nathan Scott (played by James Lafferty) in One Tree Hill
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503 – “Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time. It’s just a natural feeling. ”

–Haruki Murakami

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