loving

The animals are those things that God likes but doesn’t love.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Love itself became the object of her love. She loved herself in love, she loved loving love, as love loves loving, and was able, in that way, to reconcile herself with a world that fell so short of what she would have hoped for.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

He knew that I love you also means I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

I am doing something I hate for you. This is what it means to be in love.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Love me, because love doesn’t exist, and I have tried everything that does.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

The more you love someone, he came to think, the harder it is to tell them. It surprised him that strangers didn’t stop each other on the street to say I love you.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

This is love, she thought, isn’t it? When you notice someone’s absence and hate that absence more than anything? More, even, than you love his presence?

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

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