(This quote speaks to me in many ways. It's a quotation full of mixed emotions. Nothing lasting forever is both positive and negative. When going through heartbreak and sadness, it doesn't last forever, though it feels like it will. When going through love and happiness, you want it to last forever, but the reality kicks in soon enough.)
I would study, I would know, I would admire forever.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Address, July 15, 1838, delivered before the senior class in Divinity College, Cambridge. "The Divinity School Address," repr. in The Portable Emerson, ed. Carl Bode (1946, repr. 1981).)