THE WILL TO LOVEby@hgwells
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THE WILL TO LOVE

by H.G. Wells2mFebruary 13th, 2023
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Love is a thing to a large extent in its beginnings voluntary and controllable, and at last quite involuntary. It is so hedged about by obligations and consequences, real and artificial, that for the most part I think people are overmuch afraid of it. And also the tradition of sentiment that suggests its forms and guides it in the world about us, is far too strongly exclusive. It is not so much when love is glowing as when it is becoming habitual that it is jealous for itself and others. Lovers a little exhausting their mutual interest find a fillip in an alliance against the world. They bury their talent of understanding and sympathy to return it duly in a clean napkin. They narrow their interest in life lest the other lover should misunderstand their amplitude as disloyalty.
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English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine.

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English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine.

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