Alain de Botton



The crowd fell in love with Alain de Botton as he described his views on love, romantic love, art, culture, beauty, happiness and architecture. In a talk that centred on how romanticism has made relationships difficult, Alain offered the view that loving a person involves being generous to the elements of their self that we find challenging or even disgusting, rather than to expect to love everything about them. We shall disappoint Mr de Botton by loving everything about his 60 minutes at China Exchange.


Alain de Botton Quote: Art is an attempt to compensate for some of the difficulties we have in human connection.