โ€œSo you intend to go through life never loving anyone? Just โ€ฆ things?โ€

โ€œNo. Iโ€™m looking for something more.โ€
โ€œMore than love?โ€
โ€œYes.โ€
โ€œIs it not arrogant to think you deserve more, Khalid Ibn al-Rashid?โ€
โ€œIs it so arrogant to want something that doesnโ€™t change with the wind? That doesnโ€™t crumble at the first sign of adversity?โ€
โ€œYou want something that doesnโ€™t exist. A figment of your imagination.โ€
โ€œNo. I want someone who sees beneath the surface-someone who completes the balance. An equal.โ€
โ€œAnd how will you know when youโ€™ve found this elusive someone?โ€ Shahrzad retorted.
โ€œI suspect she will be like air. Like knowing how to breathe.โ€

โ€• Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath & the Dawn