Thomas Hardy quote about love from Far from the Madding Crowd - It may have been observed that there is no regular path for getting out of love as there is for getting in.
pick facebookpinterest < prevnext > picture source

It may have been observed that there is no regular path for getting out of love as there is for getting in.
 Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd (1874). copy citation

edit
Author Thomas Hardy
Source Far from the Madding Crowd
Topic love path
Date 1874
Language English
Reference
Note
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/107/107-h/107-h.htm

Context

“The news which one day reached Gabriel, that Bathsheba Everdene had left the neighbourhood, had an influence upon him which might have surprised any who never suspected that the more emphatic the renunciation the less absolute its character.
It may have been observed that there is no regular path for getting out of love as there is for getting in. Some people look upon marriage as a short cut that way, but it has been known to fail. Separation, which was the means that chance offered to Gabriel Oak by Bathsheba's disappearance, though effectual with people of certain humours, is apt to idealize the removed object with others—notably those whose affection, placid and regular as it may be, flows deep and long.” source

Meaning and analysis

write a note
report