When a man has once loved a woman, he will do anything for her, except continue to love her.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.
She's gone. I am abused, and my relief must be to loathe her.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation is over.
François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.
Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) British novelist and philosopher.
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.
George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.
The best way will be to avoid each other without appearing to do so -- or if we jostle, at any rate not to bite.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.