Marie-Julie: To me loving you means dreaming up ways to cure your anguish
“Sasha: Men don’t understand a lot of things. Every young girl is going to be drawn more to a failure than to a successful man, because they’re all attracted by the notion of active love… Do you understand? Active. Men are busy with their work, and therefore for them love is something right in the background. A conversation with the wife, a stroll with her in the garden, a nice time, a cry on her grave - that’s all.
But for us love is life. I love you, that means that I dream of how I’ll cure you of your depression, of how I’ll go with you to the ends of the earth… When you’re up, so am I; when you’re down, so am I. … The more work there is, the better love is …” ― Anton Chekhov, Ivanov