Phantastes, by George MacDonaldI hardly remember this book, to be honest.  Phantastes, by George MacDonald.  Is that his fairy tale for adults?  I remember I enjoyed it, for what that’s worth!  My journal where I jotted down this quote shows I read it in 1999.  It’s high on my list of books to re-read after the kids are in university.

But the quote is good, so here it is.

I knew now, that it is by loving, and not by being loved, that one can come nearest the soul of another; yea, that, where two love, it is the loving of each other, and not the being beloved by each other, that originates and perfects and assures their blessedness.