Category Archives: Love and Marriage Quotes

The Invisible Landscape

  “Erslebet persuaded her husband to come to bed early.  She waits for him there.  As he enters the bedroom, he senses her perfume unfolding around him, a narcotic atmosphere of musk, ambergris, vanilla, iris, rose.  She prepared this invisible … Continue reading

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The Heart Throws No Fish Back In The River

“Love, my mother believed, was the only specific for true beauty—an abundance of it could make a woman who was as plain as zwieback go into the streets smiling, with her head high and her shoulders back, and a dearth … Continue reading

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A Chance to Undo the Damage

“She told me that Henry showed signs of narcissistic personality disorder. For Cathy she suggested a possible diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.  Women with borderline personality disorder are emotionally unstable and intensely needy, and often resort to dramatic gestures to … Continue reading

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A Weak Husband Living With An Excellent Woman

“I could only wonder what sort of model husband and father he might be if he changed.  But change that elemental would come only if he hit rock bottom, such an unpleasant place for him to regard that I knew … Continue reading

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Love and Three Tea Cups

A woman came into my shop today looking for tea cups. Three tea cups, as a gift for a friend who was getting married.  Actually, remarried.  Years ago, there were three of them who lived on the same street and … Continue reading

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We Don’t Play With Eggs in This House

“One day my daughter asks me about chicken and eggs.  She wants to know how a chicken does that.  I begin to tell her about chickens, that for them it’s as easy as blowing soap bubbles, but just then Mrs. … Continue reading

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We Lay Our Sleeping Lives

“She asked nothing from those she loved except to be able to trust them.  Perhaps that is not nothing, perhaps it is a great deal.  I don’t know, I can’t say.  She only wanted to feel she could surrender herself, … Continue reading

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