And surely I could give him - a sort of contentment?
That isn't enough to give. Not for the giver. [...]
I love you, I love you, I love you.
- Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
I want what I love to stay alive
and you I loved and I sang above all things,
so go on blooming, beflowered,
so you may reach all that my love commands,
so that my shadow may saunter through your hair,
so that all may know the reason for my song.
- Pablo Neruda, Love Sonnet LXXIX