My need for true love isn’t so important now. The important thing is to lead a life where no one can wound me anymore.
Human nature has its fatal weaknesses, but ‘love’ means embracing the whole of human nature, the bad within the good, the benign within the malicious, the beautiful within the tragic. ‘Love’ is the experience of this whole, its unfinished parts, including those of one’s own in relation to those of the other.
Only a spirit of artistic sincerity can console the souls of humankind.