And if you couldn’t be loved, the next best thing was to be let alone. — L.M. Montgomery
Goodbye, goodbye! There was so much to love, I could not love it all; I could not love it enough. — Louise Bogan, from “After the Persian,” The Blue Estuaries: Poems. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 31, 1995) Originally published November 1st 1974.
Leave the rest to the gods. – Horace