“Dexter, I love you so much. So, so much, and I probably always will. I just don’t like you anymore. I’m sorry.” ― David Nicholls, One Day “The moment our lips met, I knew with pure and piercing certainty that I would have waited for him forever.” ― Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone “You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan “There has to be a moment at the beginning where you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lovers’ face.” ― David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary “You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults.” ― William Faulkner “Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is harder to get a splinter.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril “I regret…” Tobias tilts his head, and sighs. “I regret my choice.” “What Choice?” “Dauntless,” he says. “I was born Abnegation. I was planning on leaving Dauntless, and becoming factionless. But I met her, and… I felt like maybe I could make something more of my decision.” Her.” ― Veronica Roth, Insurgent “One rarely falls in love without being as much attracted to what is interestingly wrong with someone as what is objectively healthy.” ― Alain de Botton “It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. And even more courage to see it in the one you love” ― Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband “One word more. You look as if you thought it tainted you to be loved by me. You cannot avoid it. Nay, I, if I would, cannot cleanse you from it. But I would not, if I could. I have never loved any woman before: my life has been too busy, my thoughts too much absorbed with other things. Now I love, and will love. But do not be afraid of too much expression on my part.” ― Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South “You’ve got to have someone who loves your body. Who doesn’t define you, but sees you. Who loves what he sees. Who you don’t have to struggle to be good enough for.” ― Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming “You can’t leave yet. I’m not finished falling in love with you.” ― Colleen Hoover, November 9 “If only it were possible to love without injury – fidelity isn’t enough: I had been faithful to Anne and yet I had injured her. The hurt is in the act of possession: we are too small in mind and body to possess another person without pride or to be possessed without humiliation. In a way I was glad that my wife had struck out at me again – I had forgotten her pain for too long, and this was the only kind of recompense I could give her. Unfortunately the innocent are always involved in any conflict. Always, everywhere, there is some voice crying from a tower. ” ― Graham Greene “Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity.” ― Santosh Kalwar “For which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?” ― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing “We wanted the freedom to love. We wanted the freedom to choose. Now we have to fight for it.” ― Lauren Oliver, Requiem “She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you’ll know loss the rest of your life.” ― Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao “Before I go,” he said, and paused — “I may kiss her?” It was remembered afterwards that when he bent down and touched her face with his lips, he murmured some words. The child, who was nearest to him, told them afterwards, and told her grandchildren when she was a handsome old lady, that she heard him say, “A life you love.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities “If we’re going to kiss, it has to be book-worthy.” ― Colleen Hoover, November 9 “She put one hand on mine. “When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day “There are some experiences in life they haven’t invented the right words for.” ― Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning “I knew, you would do me good, in some way, at some time;- I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you: their expression and smile did not- (again he stopped)- did not (he proceeded hastily) strike delight to my very inmost heart so for nothing. ” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre “You had to be willing to fight in order for a love story to last a life time.” ― Cristina Marrero, The Unsung Love Story “Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.” ― Françoise Sagan “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” ― Nat King Cole “Just for future reference, don’t use words like “love” anymore. It’s a very sensitive word and it wears out quickly. Romeo barely says it, but John Hinckley filled up a whole journal with it. To put it into your terms, it’s a currency that’s easily devalued. Pretty soon you’re saying it whenever you hang up the phone or whenever you leave. It turns into an apology. Then it’s an excuse. Some assholes want it to be a bulletproof vest: don’t hate me; I love you. But mostly it just means–more. More, more–give me something more. A couple of years from now, when you’re on your own completely, if you really fall in love, if it really comes to that–and I pity you if it does–you have to look right down into the black of her eyes, right down into the emptiness in there and feel everything, absolutely everything she needs and you have to be willing to drown in it, Kevin. You’d have to want to be crushed, buried alive. Because that’s what real love feels like–choking. They used to bury some women in their wedding dresses, you know. I thought it was because all those husbands were too cheap to spring for another gown, but now it makes sense: love is your first foot in the grave. That’s why the second most abused word is “forever”.” ― Peter Craig, Hot Plastic “Follow me, reader! Who told you that there is no true, faithful, eternal love in this world! May the liar’s vile tongue be cut out! Follow me, my reader, and me alone, and I will show you such a love!” ― Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita “Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don’t know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue. ” ― Osho “If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” ― Claudia Adrienne Grandi “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.