If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
John Steinbeck, on falling in love, a response to his eldest son’s 1958 letter, from John Steinbeck: A Life in Letters (Viking Adult, 1975)
I kissed her and saw that her eyes were shut. I kissed both her shut eyes. I thought she was probably a little crazy. It was all right if she was. I did not care what I was getting into.
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Most important in a friendship? Tolerance and loyalty.