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Figuring
Figuring

A book.

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Loving vs. Being in Love: Jane Welsh Carlyle on Navigating the Heart’s Contradictions
Loving vs. Being in Love: Jane Welsh Carlyle on Navigating the Heart’s Contradictions

“A passion, like the torrent in the violence of its course, might perhaps too, like the torrent, leave ruin and desolation behind… My love for you… is deep and calm, more like the quiet river, which refreshes and beautifies where it flows.”

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The Difficult Art of Giving Space in Love: Rilke on Freedom, Togetherness, and the Secret to a Good Marriage
The Difficult Art of Giving Space in Love: Rilke on Freedom, Togetherness, and the Secret to a Good Marriage

“I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.”

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The Great Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz on Love
The Great Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz on Love

“Who serves best doesn’t always understand.”

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Kahlil Gibran on the Courage to Weather the Uncertainties of Love
Kahlil Gibran on the Courage to Weather the Uncertainties of Love

“Think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”

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Elizabeth Gilbert on Love, Loss, and How to Move Through Grief as Grief Moves Through You
Elizabeth Gilbert on Love, Loss, and How to Move Through Grief as Grief Moves Through You

“Grief is a force of energy that cannot be controlled or predicted. It comes and goes on its own schedule. Grief does not obey your plans, or your wishes. Grief will do whatever it wants to you, whenever it wants to. In that regard, Grief has a lot in common with Love.”

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The Integrity of Parting Ways: Rilke on Unwounding Separation and the Difficult Art of Reimagining Broken Relationships
The Integrity of Parting Ways: Rilke on Unwounding Separation and the Difficult Art of Reimagining Broken Relationships

“Nothing locks people in error as much as the daily repetition of error.”

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Epictetus on Love and Loss: The Stoic Strategy for Surviving Heartbreak
Epictetus on Love and Loss: The Stoic Strategy for Surviving Heartbreak

“Who is good if he knows not who he is? and who knows what he is, if he forgets that things which have been made are perishable, and that it is not possible for one human being to be with another always?”

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Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Wisława Szymborska on Great Love
Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Wisława Szymborska on Great Love

“Great love is never justified. It’s like the little tree that springs up in some inexplicable fashion on the side of a cliff: where are its roots, what does it feed on, what miracle produces those green leaves?”

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An Illustrated Meditation on the Many Meanings and Manifestation of Love
An Illustrated Meditation on the Many Meanings and Manifestation of Love

“The man in rags outside the subway station plays love notes that lift into the sky like tiny beacons of light.”

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