Henry James quote about love from The Portrait of a Lady - If one's strong one loves only the more strongly.
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If one's strong one loves only the more strongly.
 Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady (1881). copy citation

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Author Henry James
Source The Portrait of a Lady
Topic love passion strength
Date 1881
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2833/2833-h/2833-h.htm

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“«You're strong for everything else; why shouldn't you be strong for that?»
«An effort calculated for what?» And then as she hung fire, «I'm capable of nothing with regard to you,» he went on, «but just of being infernally in love with you. If one's strong one loves only the more strongly.»
«There's a good deal in that;» and indeed our young lady felt the force of it—felt it thrown off, into the vast of truth and poetry, as practically a bait to her imagination. But she promptly came round.” source

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