Sunday, July 19, 2009

All You Need Is Love

Bet you can’t guess who said this: “It isn’t pleasant or convenient to have strong passions. I have the uncomfortable feeling I am carrying a volcano about with me. My salvation is in being loved … there surely never lived a man with whom love was a more critical matter than it is with me!” “I have to guard my emotions from painful overflow.” And also:

Perhaps because when I give it is with my whole heart, and I feel that so few want it all, or would return measure for measure. Am I wrong, do you think, in that feeling? And can one as deeply covetous of friendship and close affection as I am afford to act upon such a feeling?

Lord Byron? Vincent van Gogh? Kurt Cobain?

No. It was Woodrow Wilson, of course.

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