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Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

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C. S. Lewis

English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963)

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cintai apapun dan hatimu akan hancur dan mungkin hancur. jika Anda ingin memastikannya tetap utuh, Anda tidak boleh memberikannya kepada siapa pun, bahkan hewan. bungkus dengan hati-hati dengan hobi dan kemewahan kecil; hindari semua keterikatan. kunci dengan aman di peti mati atau peti mati keegoisan Anda. tetapi di dalam peti mati itu - aman, gelap, tidak bergerak, tanpa udara - itu akan berubah. itu tidak akan rusak; itu akan menjadi tidak bisa dipecahkan, tidak bisa ditembus, tidak bisa ditebus. mencintai adalah menjadi rentan.

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