From Captain Morelli’s Mandolin

Love is a temporary madness. 

It erupts like a volcano and then it subsides

And when it subsides, you have to make a decision

You have to work out whether

your roots have become so entwined together

that it is inconceivable that you would ever part

Because this is what love is!

Love is not always breathless.  It is not always excitement. 

It is not the declaration of promises of eternal passion

that is just being in love.

Love itself is what is left when “being in love” has burned away.

There is only one happiness in life - to love and be loved

and the most precious possession that ever comes to a man or woman

in this world is another’s heart.

We are all born for love.  It is the principle existence and its only end.

Love and respect one another and you will be happy. 

It’s as simple as that