Tristan and Isolde

*ISOLDE: Don’t you think there is more to life?
TRISTAN: Than what?
ISOLDE: Something more than duty and death! Why are we capable of feelings if not to have them? Why long for things if they are not meant to be ours? Well don’t listen to me. You’re so sure of things. Your certainty, it’s like armour. I wish I had that.

*MARKE: Isolde. I was trying to explain to Tristan the importance of loving. It seems he might live without it.
TRISTAN: There are other things to live for. Duty. Honour.
ISOLDE: But they are not life Tristan. They are the shells of life. And empty ones and in the end all they hold is days and days without love. Love is made by God. Ignore it and you can suffer as you cannot imagine.
TRISTAN: Then I will no longer live without it.

Tristan and Isolde


Abdullah Shahid said…
"Love is made by God. Ignore it and you can suffer as you cannot imagine."

Yeah, and also: Do it and you can suffer as you cannot imagine.
gaya said…
If one has to 'suffer' both ways then why not give love a try:D.
Awais said…
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Sigmund Freud

I agree with gaya; at least there is a chance that you'll be successful in love, and enjoy a happiness sans parallel. :) For me, its a risk worth taking.
@ish said…
yeh ..gaya is right..........wht u risk revels wht u value
@ish said…
as BERTRAND RUSSELL in his book THE CONQUEST OF HAPPINESS said .............
"To say shortly why one values love is not easy neverthless,i will make the attempt love is to be valued in the first instance. nd this though not its greatest value.IS ESSENTIAL TO ALL THE REST as in itself a source of delight
oh love !they wrong thee much
tht say thy sweet is bitter
whn thy rich fruit is such
as nothing can be sweeter
The anonymous author of these lines was not seeking a solution for athesism, or a key to the universe;he was merely enjoying himself and not only is love a source of delight but ITS ABSENCE IS A SOURCE OF PAIN"
Kunwal said…
you re reading a lot of german literature as of late :)