• love as a passion—it is our European specialty—must absolutely be of noble origin; as is well known, its invention is due to the Provencal poet-cavaliers, those brilliant, ingenious men of the "gai saber," to whom Europe owes so much, and almost owes itself.

    Friedrich Nietzsche (2013). “The Selected Writings of Friedrich Nietzsche”, p.666, Simon and Schuster