“My idea is this,
that when you only love a little
you’re naturally not jealous -
or are only jealous also a little,
so that it doesn’t matter.
But when you love in a deeper and intenser way,
then you’re in the very same proportion jealous;
your jealousy has intensity and,
no doubt, ferocity.
When however you love
in the most abysmal and unutterable way of all –
whey then you’re beyond everything,
and nothing can pull you down.”
― Henry James
(The Golden Bowl)