That was a passage from "On Love," a chapter in The Prophet (1923) by the Lebanese philosopher Kahlil Gibran [1883-1931]. The entire passage goes like this: But if you would seek only love's pleasure, Then it is better for you to cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing floor, Into the outside world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. For the movie, however, the term "nakedness" was edited out and "love's threshing floor" was changed to "love's domain."