See, that’s the thing about love. When you love someone, I mean really love someone, it’s unconditional. You can’t ever expect anything back. You give because that’s what you have to do. And you don’t expect to hear somebody say thanks. But a part of you needs to hear the other person say thanks. And when that part comes out, you feel like a fraud, like you’re being selfish. That’s why you don’t think you’re a hero. Because heroes aren’t supposed to be selfish. The more you love, the more you give; the more you give, the more you need; and the more you need, the more you hate yourself for needing.

Midnight Nation by J. Michael Straczynski 

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