Klaus: Victoria is wunderbar, but she is not my “Lebenslanger Schicksalsschatz.” She’s my “Beinahe-Leidenschaftsgegenstand”… it means the thing that is almost the thing that you want, but it’s not quite. That is Victoria to me.
Ted Mosby: How do you know she’s not “Lebenslanger Schicksalsschatz?” Maybe as the years go by she’ll get “Lebenslanger Schicksalsschatz… ier?”
Klaus: “Lebenslanger Schicksalsschatz” is not something that develops over time. It is something that happens instantaneously. It courses through you like the water of a river after a storm, filling you and emptying you all at once. You feel it throughout your body, in your hands, in your heart, in your stomach, in your skin… have you ever felt this way about someone?
Ted Mosby: …I think so.
Klaus: If you have to think about it, you have not felt it.
Ted Mosby: And you’re absolutely sure you’ll find that someday?
Klaus: Of course. Everyone does eventually… you just never know when or where.