Spoken by the character Jerome. The story tells of Jerome and Alissa swearing undying affection for each other at a young age, and ultimately Alissa does not want the type of relationship Jerome wants. In neglecting other relationships in favor of his relationship with Alissa, Jerome misses the love others have for him, and in the end Alissa dies never having married.
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The Little Book of Bathroom Philosophy : Daily Wisdom from the Greatest Thinkers (2004) by Gregory Bergman, p. 50
The original, full quote reads "Quantum in te crescit amor, tantum crescit pulchritudo; quia ipsa charitas est animae pulchritudo," and was fully translated as "Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul." Here Augstine points out the inherent beauty that takes root within us when we love.
This quote is spoken of by the Chorus of the play, which here was made up of married women. They are here speaking of the sometimes overwhelming power of love. The lines continue, "...of those he would destroy. I pray that love may never come to me with murderous intent." While shocking, the quote displays how much power love has over us.
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1604) Act V Scene I
The tragic play Doctor Faustus tells the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil, for power. The complete quote reads, "Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss," referencing Helen of Troy and the "face that launched a thousand ships."