“Everybody pays the heart lip service, of course, but everybody is more familiar with the absence of…”

“Everybody pays the heart lip service, of course, but everybody is more familiar with the absence of love than with its presence and gets so used to the feeling of emptiness that it becomes “normal.” You don’t miss the foundation of feeling until you begin to look for your self and can’t find a support in the affects for a self.”

Saul Bellow, More Die of Heartbreak