Another quote to identify, about love
March 18, 2017 9:44 AM   Subscribe

I once read a sentence to the effect that "the soul of a man in love is like the closed-up air of a sickroom." I don't remember much else about it, except that it was a quote in whatever else I was reading, and that it might have been in translation from another language. I think the person quoted might have been named Jose. Can you help?
posted by Countess Elena to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: "The soul of a man in love smells of the closed-up room of a sick man--its confined atmosphere is filled with stale breath." (link)
posted by VioletU at 11:06 AM on March 18, 2017 [4 favorites]

Best answer: More specifically, from Ortega y Gasset's On Love.
posted by VioletU at 11:11 AM on March 18, 2017

Response by poster: Thank you!
posted by Countess Elena at 11:24 AM on March 18, 2017

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