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Neil Gaiman and his perspective on love

Was browsing on a break from my usual work and all of a sudden I went into this site filled with quotes and only quotes. I gave search on many common words and as any jobless grad student, searched for quotes on love and this one really impressed me. IT was said by Neil Gaiman, a comic writer of America. Here is the quote:

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.

I liked the way he pointed at the kind of people one falls for. They are just like any other person. An everyday kind of a person. But why is it one sees something special in them. In fact humans are different one way or the other. Everyones unique. But why that person seems the most unique in life? My break's getting over. So Adios.......

posted by Hariharasudhan Cd at Wednesday, December 13, 2006


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