“I will be loved myself--or not at all!”
The quote I choose for this week is short enough, but it's spoken greatly by Christian, Roxane's husband in Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.
Before saying this line, Christian learns from his wife's mouth that she loves him for hisbeautiful words and letters, although she at first loved him for his face only. Well, actually, those words are not his, they are Cyrano's. That breaks Christian's heart. He tells Cyrano about it, and asks him to confront Roxane and asks her to choose between him and Christian. Cyrano says that it's actually okay if Christian wants to stay with Roxane, but the soldier answers with the quote above.
Many people try to be someone else in order to be loved. I love this quote because it reminds us all that it's much better to be loved for what we really are than to be loved for what we are not.
That's the quote for this week. Want to share yours?