I started reading the book that Ryan gave me for Valentine's, and I am almost done with it.
Here are two of my favourite passages:
On the nature of love -
"People love each other for all sorts of different reasons," Roxane said. "Most of the time we're loved for what we can do rather than who we are. It's not such a bad thing, being loved for what you can do."
"But the other is better," Gen said.
Roxane pulled her feet into her chair and hugged her knees to her chest. "Better. I hate to say better, but it is. If someone loves you for what you can do then It's flattering, but why do you love them? If someone loves you for who you are then they have to know you, which means you have to know them." Roxane smiled at Gen.
And on kissing-
He kissed her. There was such an incredible logic to kissing, such a metal-to-magnet pull between two people that it was a wonder that they found the strength to prevent themselves from succumbing every second. Rightfully, the world should a whirlpool of kissing into which we sank and never found the strength to rise up again.
There are some things I am yet to figure out, but patience is the key here.