I love both of these, but I was particularly drawn by the one about anxiety, that being one of my things.
“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It creates the failures. It makes others feel as you might. When a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.”
Puts in perspective a thing my ex-wife once said to me, paraphrased: “I feel like I’m married to your anxiety.”
“Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws.”
Puts in perspective the difference between having a crush on someone and loving someone. The latter requires you to know who they are, the former requires you not to.