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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

126/365 - In the Very Same Proportion (Henry James)

“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)

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