C S Lewis: Grandeur of Eros

“It is in the grandeur of Eros that the seeds of danger are concealed…For Eros, speaking with that very grandeur and displaying that very transcendence of self, may urge to evil as well as to good…The love which leads to cruel and perjured unions, even to suicide-pacts and murder, is not likely to be wandering lust or idle sentiment. It may well be Eros in all his splendour: heart-breakingly sincere; ready for every sacrifice except renunciation.”

— C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves.