“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to earth. People who love in a world without walls, people who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear.
I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.”
-Lauren Oliver, Delirium …
Society, and especially film, often portrays love as a deep desire for another soul–almost like a covetous or possessive desire… but that is so far away from what Lauren is talking about here. Here, we hear that love is not selfish, rather completely selfless. It flies above all obstacles placed before it; it builds no walls to keep others out; it knows no bounds, not even hate or refusal; it never gives up and it knows no fear. And most importantly, this kind of love comes from within, and cannot be taken from us–at least without our consent.