“Love, it seems to me, is a joyous self-deception, practiced by two—David Byrne, “David Byrne in Conversation with David Byrne.” The Believer. August 1, 2019.
people at the same time. No one is as wonderful as the object of one’s love appears to be, and yet who among us would trade that illusion for the truth? Being an illusion, it is not real, but despite not being something we can see or touch, feelings are as real as any physical object. So in that sense, love is absolutely real. Real and not real at the same time. Like some kind of quantum physics puzzle, it binds the universe.”