History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
I didn’t want to be in love with you. I didn’t want to believe in love at all. It’s never happened to me before. And to be perfectly frank, I’m still not entirely happy about the whole thing. I think it’s going to be exhausting.
—Shana Abe in Queen of Dragons
I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
—Elizabeth Gilbert in Love
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.