"If a man has to be pleasing to me, comforting, reassuring, before I can love him, then I cannot truly love him...
If he has to be black or white before I can love him, then I cannot love him. If he has to belong to my political party or my social group before I can love him, if he has to wear my kind of uniform, then my love is no longer love because it is not free: it is dictated by something outside myself.
I love his label which confirms me in attachment to my own label. But in that case, I do not even love myself. I value myself not for what I am, but for my label, my classification."
- The Good Samaritan