Fyodor Dostoyevsky Quote
Active love is a harsh and fearful thing compared with the love in dreams. Love in dreams thirsts for immediate action, quickly performed, and with everyone watching. Indeed, it will go as far as the giving even of one's life, provided it does not take long but is soon over, as on stage, and eveyone is looking on and praising. Whereas active love is labor and persistence, and for some people, perhaps, a whole science.
The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue (ed. Macmillan, 2002) - ISBN: 9781429927215