I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
-Eat, Pray, Love
I love this quote because it speaks truth for both women and men. Love is such an amazing feeling that a lot of times as human beings rather than falling in love with a person we fall in love with the idea of a person. What that person could be, should be, what we want that person to be, etc… We easily forget that true love is about loving a person for who they are perfections and imperfections. Sometimes it’s because we are just so physically attracted to a person that we imagine that if their exterior is so beautiful then their interior must be just as beautiful, but this is not always the case. The saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” also applies when looking for love. Always remember, if you love yourself and value yourself then take the time to get to know a person before you give up your heart. Your love is special and should be earned otherwise others will take it for granted.