“You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.” ― pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You “You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables “Love is illogical, love had consequences–I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it.” ― Marie Lu, Prodigy “I love you more than I hate everything else.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Landline “Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche “I won’t telephone him. I’ll never telephone him again as long as I live. He’ll rot in hell, before I’ll call him up. You don’t have to give me strength, God; I have it myself. If he wanted me, he could get me. He knows where I am. He knows I’m waiting here. He’s so sure of me, so sure. I wonder why they hate you, as soon as they are sure of you.” ― Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker “She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me, and I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice “One of the most frustrating words in the human language, as far as I could tell, was love. So much meaning attached to this one little word. People bandied it about freely, using it to describe their attachments to possessions, pets, vacation destinations, and favorite foods. In the same breath they then applied this word to the person they considered most important in their lives. Wasn’t that insulting? Shouldn’t there be some other term to describe deeper emotion?” ― Alexandra Adornetto, Halo “Jane, my little darling (so I will call you, for so you are), you don’t know what you are talking about; you misjudge me again: it is not because she is mad I hate her. If you were mad, do you think I should hate you?” “I do indeed, sir.” “Then you are mistaken, and you know nothing about me, and nothing about the sort of love of which I am capable. Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear. Your mind is my treasure, and if it were broken, it would be my treasure still: if you raved, my arms should confine you, and not a strait waistcoat–your grasp, even in fury, would have a charm for me: if you flew at me as wildly as that woman did this morning, I should receive you in an embrace, at least as fond as it would be restrictive. I should not shrink from you with disgust as I did from her: in your quiet moments you should have no watcher and no nurse but me; and I could hang over you with untiring tenderness, though you gave me no smile in return; and never weary of gazing into your eyes, though they had no longer a ray of recognition for me.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre “When you find somebody you love, all the way through, and she loves you—even with your weaknesses, your flaws, everything starts to click into place. And if you can talk to her, and she listens, if she makes you laugh, and makes you think, makes you want, makes you see who you really are, and who you are is better, just better with her, you’d be crazy not to want to spend the rest of your life with her. (Carter Maguire)” ― Nora Roberts, Happy Ever After “Anaïs, I don’t know how to tell you what I feel. I live in perpetual expectancy. You come and the time slips away in a dream. It is only when you go that I realize completely your presence. And then it is too late. You numb me. […] This is a little drunken, Anaïs. I am saying to myself “here is the first woman with whom I can be absolutely sincere.” I remember your saying – “you could fool me, I wouldn’t know it.” When I walk along the boulevards and think of that. I can’t fool you – and yet I would like to. I mean that I can never be absolutely loyal – it’s not in me. I love women, or life, too much – which it is, I don’t know. But laugh, Anaïs, I love to hear you laugh. You are the only woman who has a sense of gaiety, a wise tolerance – no more, you seem to urge me to betray you. I love you for that. […] I don’t know what to expect of you, but it is something in the way of a miracle. I am going to demand everything of you – even the impossible, because you encourage it. You are really strong. I even like your deceit, your treachery. It seems aristocratic to me.” ― Henry Miller, A Literate Passion: Letters of Anaïs Nin & Henry Miller, 1932-1953 “Did you mean it… that if Victor did tell…that you’d…” I couldn’t finish. I couldn’t bring myself to say the words have him killed. “I don’t have much influence in the upper levels of Moroi royalty, but I have plenty among the guardians who handle the dirty work in our world.” “You didn’t answer the question. If you’d really do it.” “I’d do a lot of things to protect you, Roza.” ― Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss “As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” ― Pythagoras “Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize how much they need to fall back together.” ― Colleen Hoover “And yes, I’ll admit, I am jealous. I’m jealous of every minute you spend with him, of every concerned expression you send his way, of every tear shed, of every glance, every touch, and every thought. I want to rip him to pieces and purge him from your mind and from your heart. But I can’t.” ― Colleen Houck “I just…I just miss him. And I hate being so alone.” ― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games “Freely we serve Because we freely love, as in our will To love or not; in this we stand or fall.” ― John Milton “If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ “Love must not entreat,’ she added, ‘or demand. Love must have the strength to become certain within itself. Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins to attract.” ― Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend “Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.” ― Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach and Other Poems “Every life has one true love snapshot.” ― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven “Sweets to the sweet.” ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet “Can I say something?’ ‘Go on’ ‘I’m a little drunk’ ‘Me too. That’s okay.’ ‘Just….I missed you, you know.’ ‘I missed you too.’ ‘But so, so much, Dexter. There were so many things I wanted to talk to you about, and you weren’t there-‘ ‘same here.’ ‘I tell you what it is. It’s…..When I didn’t see you, I thought about you every day, I mean EVERY DAY in some way or another-‘ ‘same here.’ ‘-Even if it was just “I wish Dexter could see this” or “Where’s Dexter now?” or “Christ that Dexter, what an idiot”, you know what I mean, and seeing you today, well, I thought I’d got you back – my BEST friend. And now all this, the wedding, the baby- I’m so happy for you, Dex, but it feels like I’ve lost you again.’- -‘You know what happens you have a family, your responsibilities change, you lose touch with people’ ‘It won’t be like that, I promise.’ ‘Do you?’ ‘Absolutely’ ‘You swear? No more disappearing?’ ‘I won’t if you won’t.’ Their lips touched now, mouths pursed tight, their eyes open, both of them stock still. The moment held, a kind of glorious confusion.” ― David Nicholls, One Day “Cassia. I know which life is my real one now, no matter what happens. It’s the one with you. For some reason, knowing that even one person knows my story makes things different. Maybe it’s like the poem says. Maybe this is my way of not going gentle. I love you. (Ky Markham)” ― Ally Condie, Matched “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” ― Sam Keen, To Love and Be Loved “Albert Camus wrote that the only serious question is whether to kill yourself or not. Tom Robbins wrote that the only serious question is whether time has a beginning and an end. Camus clearly got up on the wrong side of bed, and Robbins must have forgotten to set the alarm. There is only one serious question. And that is: Who knows how to make love stay? Answer me that and I will tell you whether or not to kill yourself.” ― Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker “Two words. Three vowels. Four constenants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off you shoulders. The phrase is: It’s over.” ― Maggi Richard “You can’t own a human being. You can’t lose what you don’t own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door? You don’t, do you? And neither does he. You’re turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can’t value you more than you value yourself.” ― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon “Love who you love while you have them. That’s all you can do. Let them go when you must. If you know how to love, you’ll never run out.” ― Ann Brashares, My Name Is Memory “I got my heart’s desire, and there my troubles began.” ― Lev Grossman, The Magicians

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