There’s love and then there’s love that’s gone bad. . .
“I loved her till they was a dryness like ashes inside me.” ~ The Night Horseman by Max Brand
“Since mine own doors refuse to entertain me,
I’ll knock elsewhere, to see if they’ll disdain me.” ~ The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink. ~ Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Their lives were ruined,he thought; ruined by the fundamental error of their matrimonial union: that of having based a permanent contract on a temporary feeling. ~ Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
“You said I killed you – haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!” ~ Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte