Rollo May

The Springs Of Creative Living

"The person who lives by the motto, 'I never trust anyone,' or 'friendship is only selfish anyway,' or 'don't fall in love or your heart will be broken,' exhibits the first symptoms of...[a] lack of meaning. Such persons often set up patterns of behavior which serve to drive away eligible sweethearts and thus protect them from the challenge of love and marriage...Such persons for whom the meaning of love has dropped out of life can understand Joseph Wood Krutch's penetrating remark that only when we become accustomed to a loveless universe shall we realize what atheism really means."