The only obsession everyone wants: ‘love.’ People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you’re whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You’re whole, and then you’re cracked open.

Philip Roth in The Dying Animal

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Philip Milton Roth (March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018) was an American novelist and short-story writer.

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