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Alain de Botton on Ease of Loving Someone
“Perhaps the easiest people to fall in love with are those about whom we know nothing. Romances are never as pure as those we imagine during long train journeys, as we secretly contemplate a beautiful person who is gazing out of the window – a perfect love story interrupted only when the beloved looks back into the carriage and starts up a dull conversation about the excessive price of the on-board sandwiches with a neighbour or blows her nose aggressively into a handkerchief.” ― Alain de Botton, On Love
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I've been thinking about reading On Love for a while now after I watched the film adaptation and discovered there was a book. Has anyone read his non-fiction work? I'm curious about it myself.
@pixiedust For me all of his writing is really prifound and witty while you're reading it, then you look back and think it's a little silly. I like just reading quote of his because he makes interesting observations in small doses :)