“It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thingbecause. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” ―Patrick Rothfuss,The Wise Man's Fear
I've started re-reading The Name of the Wind and Oh My God... I had completely forgotten how brilliant it was. I remembered I loved it, that I could remember. But there was no way I could remember the level of its greatness. For those who don't know, The Name of the Wind is the first book of the saga The Kingkiller's Chronicle, written by Patrick Rothfuss. I can honestly say that, even though it's not my favourite book, it's the best fantasy book I've ever read and it's going to take something reaaaaaaaally good to top it. It's situated in a world similar to The Lord Of The Rings, and it follows the story of the main character, Kvothe. I won't give anything else away, I'll just pray to every single bookworm reading this post: PLEASE go read it. Please. If you like fantasy books, this is a must. I swear. I've never seen anything like it. Given my newfound love for the saga, it only felt right to dedicate a post to my favourite quote on the books, particularly from the second one, The Wise Man's Fear. I think it's one of the most beautiful quotes I've ever read. Although I'm quite a rational and logical person when it's necessary, the most important things to me are the ones that come from within.
When you love someone or something, it's never perfect. There are mistakes and we fall down, because we're unstoppable, stupid, messy, beautiful humans. And it's so easy to love something loveable. The good things about someone. Everyone could fall in love with them. But when we love the whole package, filled with good and bad... that's when we really love. And it's something that can never be calculated. The fact that "unwise love is the truest love" is so interesting, though. When you don't think about it, when you cannot regulate it and make it logical... that's when it's true. There is nothing logical about love. You either love or don't. And you can't choose it. I love this quote and I love this book. I hope that, if you read it, you'll love it as much as I do. A big big hug! Acqua