Quotation by Quentin Crisp

Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.
Quentin Crisp (b. 1908), British author. First broadcast August 6, 1991, BBC-TV Channel 4. "Love Lies Bleeding," New Statesman & Society (London, August 9, 1991).
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