“Love is granting another the space to be the way they are and the way they are not.”

“Love is the experience that someone’s all right the way they are. It’s not all the garbage. This thing about songs and all that survival stuff. All the stuff you talk about. What love actually is, is the experience that someone else is all right exactly the way they are. To love somebody you have to choose for them to be the way they are. Exactly.”

Read a talk given by Werner Erhard on the Experience of Love in 1973