Quote: “I know very well that he was my conquest, and not the other way around. I created an image of him in my mind, pictures him as a quiet, sweet, sensitive boy badly in need of friendship and love! I needed to pour out my heart to a living person. I wanted a friend who would help me find my way again. I accomplished what I set out to do and drew him, slowly but surely, toward me. When I finally got him to be my friend, it automatically developed into an intimacy that, when I think about it now, seems outrageous." pg.262
Explanation: Anne recognizes that she didn't fall in love with Peter, but turned him into someone else in her mind because of her desperate need to love and be loved.
Picture: This is Peter and Anne. Anne had the biggest crush on Peter but didn’t admit it for a long time.