Christina Heaston

Love. It’s a book.

Posted in Uncategorized by christinaheaston on September 2, 2009

As soon as the love relationship does not lead me to me, As soon as I, in a love relationship, do not lead the other person to himself, this love, even if it seems to be the most secure and ecstatic attachment I have ever experienced, is not true love.

Love: What life is all about…  -Leo Buscaglia

I have a friend who taught me everything I already knew about love and life and patience and friendship, then he told me about this book.  It changed my life. Let it change yours. (Used. duh. )

For those who need more convincing, here are some of my favorite underliners:

…love everyone with equal intensity

If all of life is directed toward the process of becoming, of growing, of seeing, of feeling, of touching, of smelling, there won’t be a boring second.

We have forgotten what it is to laugh and to feel good laughing. We are taught that a young sophisticated lady does not laugh boisterously-she titters. Who said? Emily Post? She’s sick! Why should we listen to somebody else tell us how to live our existence? Yet every day we see in the papers “Dear Miss Post, My daughter is being married in February. What kind of flowers should she carry?” If your daughter wants to carry radishes, let her carry them.

How can we get bored? There has never been the same sunset twice.

The loving person has no need to be perfect, only human.

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate- it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.

Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself and yourself alone one question. It is this: Does this path have a heart?

…with each deep relationship he’s brought closer to himself

The difference between saying, “I love you” to a friend or a lover is that if you said “I love you” to a friend, the friend would know exactly what you meant.

The perfect love would be one that gives all and expects nothing.

If one waits to love only until he is certain of receiving equal love in return, he may wait forever.

Love never presupposes that it can be discerned or felt without expression.

To stand still is to move backward, and to move backward, is to die.

Man is happiest when he is creating. … Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lies man’s only promise.

Each day we are offered new means for learning and growing in love.

If you want people to know you, you are responsible for communicating yourself to them.

How are you not on Amazon right now?


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  1. jmcdougall said, on September 2, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    can’t wait to read this

  2. Rachel Halsey said, on September 3, 2009 at 11:59 am

    oooh. i want to read this now. thanks for the suggestion 🙂

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