“Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.” ― Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel “some people fall in love over and over again while some people can only do it once.” ― Ann Brashares, Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood “I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. (xxvi)” ― Eve Ensler, I am an Emotional Creature “Child, it’s a very bad thing for a woman to face the worst that can happen to her, because after she’s faced the worst she can’t ever really fear anything again. …Scarlett, always save something to fear— even as you save something to love…” ― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind “That’s the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You’ll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and — in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love — you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.” ― Ursula Hegi “Well, you can think what you want, so long as you remember – no matter how ordinary things seem between us – I’m still here, still in love with you, and care about you more than any other guy, evil or otherwise, ever will.” ― Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell “He promised us that everything would be okay. I was a child, but I knew that everything would not be okay. That did not make my father a liar. It made him my father.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close “When she came to her senses again she cut off all contact with him. It had not been easy, but she had steeled herself. The last time she saw him she was standing on a platform in the tunnelbana at Gamla Stan and he was sitting in the train on his way downtown. She had stared at him for a whole minute and decided that she did not have a grain of feeling left, because it would have been the same as bleeding to death. Fuck you.” ― Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played with Fire “All I want from you is to trust me with what little you can, and grow in loving people around you with the same love I share with you. It’s not your job to change them, or to convince them. You are free to love without an agenda.” ― Wm. Paul Young, The Shack “Perfect love casts out fear. Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, but I do not cling.” ― Anthony de Mello, Awareness “Better than chocolate, being with you last night. Silly me, I thought that nothing was better than chocolate.” ― E. Lockhart, We Were Liars “Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love “Knees suddenly weak, she reached for his forearms to stabilize herself. “You came for me.” He beamed, looking for all the world like a selfless, daring hero. “Don’t sound so surprised.” Dropping the cane, he pulled her into a crushing embrace that tore her away from Wolf and lifted her clean off the floor. “It turns out you are worth a lot of money on the black market.” ― Marissa Meyer, Cress “I’m beginning to think that maybe it’s not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you’re with them.” ― Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist “But whatever However Whenever this ends I want you to know That right now I love you forever” ― Andrea Gibson, How It Ends “He must love you very much,’ Gavril said once I had my footing. I couldn’t look at him. ‘What makes you say that?’ Gavril sighed. ‘I’ve known Maxon since he was a child. He’s never stood up to his father like that.” ― Kiera Cass, The Elite “Wait. This was the first lesson I had learned about love. The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways — and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don’t know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection.” ― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” ― Paulo Coelho, Aleph “To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.” ― Anna Louise Strong “Whoever said that love hurts was wrong. Love is excruciating, especially when you can feel it slipping through your fingers and there is nothing you can do about it. Like someone was playing tug-of-war with my limbs, ripping to shreds whatever was left behind. What it would feel like when love was lost…I wouldn’t survive that” ― Julie Hockley, Crow’s Row “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” ― Henry Van Dyke “It’s good to let God pick a man for you. We don’t do so well when we pick them ourselves. They end up lipsticks in a drawer, all those wrong colors you thought looked so good in the package.” ― Deb Caletti, The Queen of Everything “Nobody in my life has ever known me the way you do. Nobody in my life has ever made me feel as good as you do. You know me, you know everything about me, and when you leave me, you’re going to be leaving the real me, the me nobody else has ever seen, that’s who you’re going to be rejecting.” ― Jennifer Crusie, Bet Me “No one compares to you, but there’s no you, except in my dreams tonight.” ― Lana Del Rey “If I were rain, That joins sky and earth that otherwise never touch, Could I join two hearts as well?” ― Tite Kubo, Bleach, Volume 01 “The unqualified truth is, that when I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her irresistible. Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Once for all; I love her none the less because I knew it, and it had no more influence in restraining me, than if I had devoutly believed her to be human perfection .” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations “No matter how long or how difficult, we will undo whatever that Moroi boy has done to you.” I managed a wavering smile, tasting blood in my mouth. “You sure about that, Dad? Because he’s done everything to me.” ― Richelle Mead, The Fiery Heart “Every now and then, I’d meet a guy and think that we were getting along great, and suddenly I’d stop hearing from him. Not only did he stop calling, but if I happened to bump into him sometime later he always acted like I had the plague. I didn’t understand it. I still don’t. And it bothered me. It hurt me. With time, it got harder and harder to keep blaming the guys, and I eventually came to the conclusion that there was something wrong with me. That maybe I was simply meant to live my life alone.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One “My love is meatloaf flavored. I just wish my meatloaf was also meatloaf flavored.” ― Dora J. Arod, Love quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages. “If I could bronze my love, it’d be worthy of a silver medal. ” ― Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.