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I Hate Love

“I Hate Love”

a quote by Neil Gaiman

hate love heart "meh"“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”

― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

There is a fine razor line between love and hate. There is a circle, like the face of a clock, a circle you live upon where the brilliant sun of noon lights your face until the coldness of midnight freezes your cheeks. Just when you think you are too cold to live another moment you are greeted again by the brilliance of the sun.

Be careful what you hate; the clock may strike, and it may again be what you love.