quinta-feira, 16 de março de 2017


When we do everything so that they love us and we can not, we have a last resort: do nothing else. Therefore, I say, when we do not get the love, the affection or the tenderness that we asked for, it would be better to give up and look further for the feelings that denied us. Do not make useless efforts, because love is born or not, spontaneously, but never by force of imposition. Sometimes it is useless to try too hard, nothing is achieved, other times we give nothing and love surrenders at our feet. The feelings are always a surprise. They were never a begging charity, a compassion or a favor bestowed. We almost always love those who love us badly, and despise those who love us best. So, I repeat, when we have done everything to get a love, and failed, there is only one way left for us ... to do nothing else.

Clarice Lispector