"I've been alive a bit longer that you, and dead a lot longer than that. I've seen things you couldn't imagine, and done things I'd prefer you didn't. I don'y have a reputation for being a thinker; I follow my blood, which does not always rush in the direction of my head. So I've made a lot of mistakes. A lot of wrong bloody calls. A hundred plus years, only one thig I've ever been sure of. You. I'm not asking you for anything. When I tell you that I love you, it's not because I want you, or'cause I can't have you - it has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try ... I've seen your strength, and your kindness, I've seen the best and the worst of you and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You are a Hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy"
Yes, read it again, and then it will remind you what the Spike story line was all about. One amazing character, with a brilliant story (portaryed by a superb actor, of course)
Don't tell me that you wouldn't love you beloved to make such a similar avowal to you.
Now a similar quote as my first from The Bible. This one is also seen on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westmeinster Abbey :
"Greater love has no man than this, than a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15 v 13
"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no ill" - Psalm 23 (Great to remind you that you go "through" a valley)
"Casting all your care on Him (Jesus), because He cares for you" 1 Peter 5 v 7
And, now a final quote, one of many I could have chosen, from the TV series Blakes 7. This quote is said by Avon to Cally in the 3rd season episode, Sarcphagus -
"Regret is part of being alive, but make it a small part"