James Dean quote: “Am I in love? Absolutely.”

James Dean

“Am I in love? Absolutely. I’m in love with ancient philosophers, foreign painters, classic authors, and musicians who have died long ago. I’m a passionate lover. I fawn over these people. I have given them my heart and my soul. The trouble is, I’m unable to love anyone tangible. I have sacrificed a physical bond, for a metaphysical relationship. I am the ultimate idealistic lover.”

– James Dean

Source: Portrait of James Dean is a Warner Bros. publicity still for for the film Rebel Without a Cause, taken in 1955.