"Love is nothing but a lie, an illusion, a modern myth, a solace manipulation. It's like going to the movies and we see the lovers on screen kiss and the music swells and we buy it, right?
So when your date takes you home and kisses you goodnight, if you don't hear the orchestra in your head, you dump him.
Now the question is, why do we buy it? We buy it because whether it's a myth or a manipulation, let's face it, we all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us fell completely alive. Where every sense is lighted, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we're flung into the heavens.
It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon, but it doesn't diminish its value because we're left with memories that we'll treasure for the rest of our lives.
So the final question is, why do people want to fall in love when it can have its risks, such a short shelf life and be devastatingly painful?
Because it leads to propagation of species? Because psychology thinks we need to connect with somebody? Because we're culturally pre-conditioned?
Could be, but much too intellectual for me. I think it's because, as some of us may already know, while it does last, it feels ******* great."
There you go.
That's from the 1996 movie "A mirror has two faces" starring Barbra Streisand and Jeff Bridges