Honoré de Balzac

French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled "La Comédie humaine", which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature.

About Love

The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.