Love is something you and I must have.
We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it.
We must have it because without it, we become weak and faint.
Without love, our self-esteem weakens.
Without it, our courage fails.
Without love, we can no longer look out confidently at the world.
We turn inward and begin to feed upon our own personalities,
and little by little we destroy ourselves.
~ Chief Dan George (1899 - 1981), Tsleil-Waututh