Quotes

  • I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. Gilda Radner
  • For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I’m surprised where the journey takes me. Jack Dann
  • There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. Chesterton
  • Have you even been in love? Horrible, isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life. You give them a piece of you. They don’t ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like “maybe we should just be friends” or “how very perceptive” turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love. Neil Gaiman
  • Love is when you miss him even before he’s gone, when you could listen to him talk all night and never get tired of hearing his voice, when the sound of his name sends chills down your spine, and when you see his smile the second you close your eyes. Adriene Auckerman
  • The thing about falling in love is that if you do it right, you never have to hit the ground. Kendall Lepitzki
  • He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same. Emily Brontë
  • The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of. Blaise Pascal
  • Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry. Erich Segal
  • As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists. Einstein
  • Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. Philip Dick
  • Small sorrows speak great ones are silent. Seneca
  • Total grief is like a minefield. No knowing when one will touch the tripwire. Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • A man chases a girl, until she catches him. Berlin
  • The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned Somerset. Maugham
  • The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me. Auden
  • The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised. Freya Stark
  • A secret may be sometimes best kept by keeping the secret of its being a secret. Henry Taylor
  • Life is just what happens to you, while you’re busy making other plans. John Lennon
  • In her first passion woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love. Lord Byron
  • There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. Mark Twain
  • A woman will always sacrifice herself if you give her the opportunity. It is her favourite form of self-indulgence. Somerset Maugham
  • What was once thought can never be unthought. Durrenmatt
  • The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde
  • The important thing is not to think much but to love much. St Teresa of Avila
  • Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth. Hellman
  • Every time a child says I don’t believe in fairies there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead. Barrie
  • Believe those who are seeking the truth doubt those who find it. Andre Gide
  • Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. Dodie Smith
  • Wine is bottled poetry. Stevenson
  • Everything you look at through love is beautiful. Morgenstern
  • Beauty does not bring happiness to the one who possesses it, but to the one who loves and admires it. Hesse
  • Give yourself the chance to make every day the most beautiful day of your life. Mark Twain
  • You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. Camus
  • A pretty girl is like a melody. That haunts you night and day. Irving Berling
  • A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her, but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account. Somerset Maugham
  • When people are on their best behaviour they aren’t always at their best. Bennett
  • The course of true love never did run smooth. Shakespeare
  • Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended. Alfred North Whitehead
  • When once a woman has given you her heart, you can never get rid of the rest of her body. John Vanbrugh
  • The body says what words cannot. Martha Graham
  • Whatever we have words for, that we have already got beyond. Nietzsche
  • Anxiety is loves greatest killer. Anaïs Nin
  • Life is a rainbow which also includes black. Yevtushenko
  • Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity. Wordsworth
  • It is not enough to have a good mind the main thing is to use it well. Descartes
  • This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. Walpole
  • Do you think my mind is maturing late, or simply rotted early? Nash
  • The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. Milton
  • Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. Barker
  • Love is like the wild rose-briar, friendship like the holly-tree the holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly. Emily Brönte
  • If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. Alfred Hitchcock
  • Absence diminishes commonplace passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire. de la Rochefoucauld
  • We live, not as we wish to, but as we can. Menander
  • Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. John Berger John Berger
  • One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life, that word is love. Sophocles
  • Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life. Goethe
  • 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
  • Never less alone than when alone. Rogers
  • Words are like leaves and where they are most abound, much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. Alexander Pope Alexander Pope
  • Only from the heart can you touch the sky. Jalaluddin Rumi
  • Whereas nature turns girls into women, society has to make boys into men. Anthony Stevens
  • Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. Oscar Wilde
  • Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Henry Louis Mencken
  • The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase, if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it. Snow
  • Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. Sydney Harris
  • When one door closes another door opens but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. Alexander Graham Bell
  • There may be peace without joy and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness. John Buchan
  • Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The best love affairs are those we never had. Norman Lindsay
  • When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality. Dom Helder Camara
  • The most successful people are those who are good at plan B. James Yorke
  • Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. Zora Neale Hurston
  • An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run. Sydney J. Harris
  • Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any affection. Keep your solitude. The day, if it ever comes, when you are given true affection there will be no opposition between interior solitude and friendship, quite the reverse. It is even by this infallible sign that you will recognize it. Simone Weil
  • Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity. James Thurber
  • Ladies don’t start fights, but they can finish them! Marie The Aristocats
  • The human mind is kind of like a piñata. When it breaks open, there’s a lot of surprises inside. Once you get the piñata perspective, you see that losing your mind can be a peak experience. Jane Wagner
  • The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. M. Scott Peck
  • Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. Robert A. Heinlein
  • Love at first sight is easy to understand it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. Amy Bloom
  • Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it. Albert Smit
  • The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which makes you lonely. Lorraine Hansberry
  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched, but are felt in the heart. Helen Keller
  • When you seek advice from someone its certainly not because you want them to give it. You just want them to be there while you talk to yourself. Terry Pratchett
  • When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen
  • There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. Albert Schweitzer
  • The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The life that I have is all that I have and the life that I have is yours. The love that I have of the life that I have is yours and yours and yours. Leo Marks
  • Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Thomas Fuller
  • Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. St. Augustine
  • Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson
  • Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson
  • All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware. Martin Buber
  • Travel is more than the seeing of sights it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. Miriam Beard
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
  • Ones destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller
  • As the traveller who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own. Margaret Mead
  • God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met. Farrah Fawcett
  • People spend a lifetime searching for happiness looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. Ramona Anderson
  • There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life, happiness, freedom and peace of mind, are always attained by giving them to someone else. Peyton Conway March
  • Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. George Burns
  • If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left them long ago. Carla Gordon
  • The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell
  • The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain. Lord Byron
  • The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle. Anais Nin
  • Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed. Corita Kent
  • Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never, never forget it. Curtis Judalet
  • Your body needs to be held and to hold, to be touched and to touch. None of these needs is to be despised, denied, or repressed. But you have to keep searching for your body’s deeper need, the need for genuine love. Every time you are able to go beyond the body’s superficial desires for love, you are bringing your body home and moving toward integration and unity. Henri Nouwen
  • When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen
  • Love is when you look into someone’s eyes and see everything you need. Kristen Kappel
  • Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers. May Sarton
  • Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. St. Augustine, Captain Corellis Mandolin
  • The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender, because this kiss already has within it that surrender. Emil Ludwig
  • For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. Judy Garland
  • Your lips speak soft sweetness, your touch a cool caress. I am lost in your magic, my heart beats within your chest. I think of you each morning and dream of you each night. I think of your arms being around me and cannot express my delight. Never have I fallen, but I am quickly on my way. You hold a heart in your hands, that has never before been given away. Rex Williams
  • Real love is feeling like being a part of that persons, life almost isn’t enough. It’s more like a feeling that you would live in the same skin with them if you could and share every thought, heartbeat and emotion as one. Rod Cannon
  • You know, that moment when you kiss someone and everything around you becomes hazy and the only thing in focus is you and that person. You realize that that person is the only person that you’re supposed to kiss for the rest of your life. For one moment you get this gift. You want to laugh and you want to cry because you feel so lucky that you found it and you’re so scared that it will go away all at the same time. Never Been Kissed
  • Breathless kisses, burning touches, soft-spoken words of love, urgently spoken words of passion. A man and a woman, one complete love. Since time began predestined to be as one. We’ve been together before in other lifetimes. We’ve fought dragons and have been torn from each others arms, yet our love prevailed. We’ve walked on this earth many times together, perhaps for a moment, perhaps for years. But our heart is one heart and we were meant to be. So when our time on earth once again comes to a close, have no worries my dear, for we will find each other again and again and again. For our love is ageless, eternal, a love for all time. Dawn Choike
  • As the rain falls from the sky, so have I fallen for you. As the thunder longs to be heard, so I long to be loved by you. As the lightening bolts across the sky, so my heart bolts for you. As the sun shines beautifully and brightly, so does my smile because of you. For without rain, there is no growth. Without thunder, there is no sound. Without lightening, there is no brightness. Without sun, there is no warmth. And without you, there is no love. Sarah Schulz
  • At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, its usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we’ve chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need. Greys anatomy
  • Take love, multiply it by infinity, take it to the depths of forever and you still have only a glimpse of how I feel for you. Meet Joe Black
  • Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • At the end of the day, faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don’t really expect it. Its like one day you realize that the fairy tale is slightly different than your dream. The castle, well it may not be a castle. And it’s not so important that it’s happily ever after, just that it’s happy right now. See, once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you. And once in a while, people may even take your breath away. Greys anatomy
  • Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. Being purged, a fire sparkling in lover’s eyes. Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet. Romeo & Juliet
  • Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones. Mignon McLaughlin
  • I always thought that there was this one perfect person for everybody in the world, and when you found that person the rest of the world kind of magically faded away. The two of you would just be inside this kind of protective bubble. But there is no bubble, I mean if there is you have to make it. I just think life is a series of moments. We can make choices and we can choose to protect the people we love. That’s what makes us who we are and those are the real memories. Forces of Nature
  • Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous. Sex and the City
  • You may wonder, How can I leave it all behind if I am just coming back to it? How can I make a new beginning if I simply return to the old? The answer lies in the return. You will not come back to the same old thing. What you return to has changed because you have changed. Your perceptions will be altered. You will not incorporate into the same body, status, or world you left behind. The river has been flowing while you were gone. Now it does not look like the same river. Steven Foster
  • We all think were going to be great and we feel a little bit robbed when our expectation aren’t met, but sometimes our expectations sell us short. Sometimes the expected simply pales in comparison to the unexpected. You’ve got to wonder why we cling to our expectations, because the expected is just what keeps us steady, standing still, the expected is just the beginning. The unexpected is what changes our lives. Greys anatomy
  • Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. Lawrence Clark Powell
  • Close your eyes. Close your eyes. Close… your… eyes. You’re safe. You can relax. I’m not going to kiss you. He’s gonna be so sorry he lost you, so stop worrying. Forget the past. Forget the pain. And remember what an incredible woman you are. You do that and hell realize what he lost. The Wedding Date
  • At some point you have to make a decision. Barriers don’t keep others out. They fence you in. Life is messy, that’s how were made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here’s what I know. If you’re willing to throw caution to the wind and take a chance, the view from the other side is spectacular. Greys anatomy
  • Will you love me in December as you do in May? Will you love me in the good old fashioned way? When my hair has all turned gray? Will you kiss me then and say, that you love me in December as you do in May? James J. Walker
  • Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart. Kay Knudsen
  • Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our dark that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people don’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. Its not just in some of us its in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Coach Carter
  • When you’re young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don’t leap at all, because there’s not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there’s no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary? Sex and the City
  • Even now, I believe that for the most part, love is about choices. Its about putting down the poison and the dagger and making your own happy ending… most of the time. And sometimes, despite all your best intentions, fate wins anyway. Greys anatomy
  • A hug is like a boomerang you get it back right away. Bil Keane
  • The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. Rachel Naomi Remen
  • To dare is to lose ones footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. Soren Kierkegaard
  • I thought love was just a mirage of the mind its an illusion, its fake, impossible to find. But the day I met you, I began to see, that love is real and exists in me. Chris Farmer
  • At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. Plato
  • There is an energy field between humans. And, when we reach out in passion, it is met with an answering passion and changes the relationship forever. Rollo May
  • Maybe mistakes are what make our fate, without them what would shape our lives? Maybe if we had never veered off course we wouldn’t fall in love, have babies, or be who we are. After all, things change, so do cities, people come into your life and they go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart and if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away. Sex and the City
  • I believe there’s a place where the restless souls wander, burdened by the weight of their own sadness. They wait for a chance to set the wrong things right. Only then can they be reunited with the ones they love. Sometimes, a crow shows them the way because sometimes, love is stronger than death. City of Angels
  • Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe you have to let go of who you were, to become who you will be. Sex and the city
  • If there’s an upside to freefalling, it’s the chance you give your friends to catch you. Greys anatomy
  • When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago. And etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish and loves we used to know. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • Buddy, I hate to break it to you, but in the real world, where I live, there are only two kinds of love stories. Boy loses girl and girl loses boy. That’s all there is. Somebody always gets left behind. You try to avoid that, you’ll end up an old man toastin yourself with eggnog in the mirror on Christmas Eve. You’ll end up dying in your own arms. Autumn in new york
  • You know what I am going to say. I love you. What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell. What I mean is that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me. You could draw me to fire, you could draw me to water, you could draw me to the gallows, you could draw me to any death, you could draw me to anything I have most avoided, you could draw me to any exposure and disgrace. This and the confusion of my thoughts, so that I am fit for nothing, is what I mean by your being the ruin of me. Charles Dickens
  • She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph. I don’t know what she was, anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink, no looking down, or looking back. I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her. Charles Dickens
  • Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. Edna Ferber
  • Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. Oscar Wilde
  • A lovely thing about Christmas is that its compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. Garrison Keillor
  • What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. Agnes Pharo
  • Whatever else be lost among the years, let us keep Christmas still a shining thing. Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, let us hold close one day, remembering its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again. Grace Noll Crowell
  • Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale
  • Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy, because we will always want to have something else or something more. David Steindl-Rast
  • I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul. In my degradation I have not been so degraded but that the sight of you has stirred old shadows that I thought had died out of me. Since I knew you, I have been troubled by a remorse that I thought would never reproach me again, and have heard whispers from old voices impelling me upward, that I thought were silent for ever. I have had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, shaking off sloth and sensuality, and fighting out the abandoned fight. A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it. Charles Dickens
  • Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other. Han Suyin
  • We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Years Day. Edith Lovejoy Pierce
  • This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected – in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life. Thomas Mann
  • It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched. George Gissing
  • You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep, because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss
  • A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth and endures all the rest. Helen Rowland
  • Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words. Margaret Mitchell
  • How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in ones culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light. Barry Lopez
  • Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus. Wallace Stegner
  • The hottest love has the coldest end. Socrates
  • I will cover you with love when next I see you, with caresses, with ecstasy. I want to gorge you with all the joys of the flesh, so that you faint and die. I want you to be amazed by me, and to confess to yourself that you had never even dreamed of such transports…. When you are old, I want you to recall those few hours, I want your dry bones to quiver with joy when you think of them. Gustave Flaubert, letter to his wife Louise Colet
  • When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that its bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space. Pema Chodron
  • I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling. Frida Kahlo
  • People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  • I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, myth is more potent than history, dreams are more powerful than facts, hope always triumphs over experience, laughter is the cure for grief and that love is stronger than death. Robert Fulghum
  • Only now it had become indispensable to him to have her face pressed close to him he could never let her go again. He could never let her head go away from the close clutch of his arm. He wanted to remain like that for ever, with his heart hurting him in a pain that was also life to him. She lifted her face to him, and he bent forward and kissed her on the mouth, gently, with the one kiss that is an eternal pledge. And as he kissed her his heart strained again in his breast. He never intended to love her. But now it was over. He had crossed over the gulf to her, and all that he had left behind had shrivelled and become void. D.H. Lawrence
  • Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. Robert Frost
  • If you don’t know where you are going, you can never get lost. Herb Cohen
  • Life is just a chance to grow a soul. A. Powell Davies
  • Ideals are like stars you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. Carl Schurz
  • We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. Anais Nin
  • You know how easily and suddenly these things happen, beginning in playful teasing and ending in something a little warmer than friendship. You squeeze the slender arm which is passed through yours, you venture to take the little gloved hand, you say good night at absurd length in the shadow of the door. It is innocent and very interesting, love trying his wings in a first little flutter. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill. Henry Louis Mencken
  • He was my cream and I was his coffee. And when you poured us together, it was something. Josephine Baker
  • Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Pamela Vaull Starr
  • There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection is the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted. Miss Manners Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behaviour
  • Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. Bruce Lee
  • As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless. Rodney Yee
  • If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Franklin
  • The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. Bob Moawad
  • I can no longer think of anything but you. In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me. Honore de Balzac, letter to Evelina Hanska, June 1836
  • It’s easy to believe in magic when you’re young. Anything you couldn’t explain was magic then. It didn’t matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible – elves probably more so. Charles de Lint
  • Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked. Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • The best things in life can never be kept, they must be given away a smile, a kiss and love. Tony Farrar
  • A mans heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant. Helen Rowland
  • Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. Mark Overby
  • Misery is almost always the result of thinking. Joseph Joubert
  • Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness. Robertson Davies
  • Life is relationships the rest is just details. Gary Smalley
  • Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. Flavia Weedn
  • Love, like truth and beauty, is concrete. Love is not fundamentally a sweet feeling not, at heart, a matter of sentiment, attachment, or being drawn toward. Love is active, effective, a matter of making reciprocal and mutually beneficial relation with ones friends and enemies. Love creates righteousness, or justice, here on earth. To make love is to make justice. As advocates and activists for justice know, loving involves struggle, resistance, risk. People working today on behalf of women, blacks, lesbians and gay men, the aging, the poor in this country and elsewhere know that making justice is not a warm, fuzzy experience. I think also that sexual lovers and good friends know that the most compelling relationships demand hard work, patience, and a willingness to endure tensions and anxiety in creating mutually empowering bonds. For this reason loving involves commitment. We are not automatic lovers of self, others, world, or God. Love does not just happen. We are not love machines, puppets on the strings of a deity called love. Love is a choice – not simply, or necessarily, a rational choice, but rather a willingness to be present to others without pretense or guile. Love is a conversion to humanity – a willingness to participate with others in the healing of a broken world and broken lives. Love is the choice to experience life as a member of the human family, a partner in the dance of life, rather than as an alien in the world or as a deity above the world, aloof and apart from human flesh. Carter Heyward – Passion for Justice
  • Love begins with an image lust with a sensation. Mason Cooley
  • The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they cant see anything wrong with each other. Rene Yasenek
  • Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Henry Louis Mencken
  • Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved. Christopher Paul Rubero
  • Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. Norm Papernick
  • Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • We say we exchange words when we meet. What we exchange is souls. Minot J. Savage
  • “If you don’t have a chicken, where are you going to get the egg?” “From the chicken that comes from the egg.” “Yeah, but you have to have an egg to have a chicken.” “Yeah, but you’ve got to get the chicken first to get the egg, and then you get the egg… to get the chicken out of…” “Hang on, lets go over this again?” Chicken Run
  • Life is one long process of getting tired. Samuel Butler
  • Its not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. Joyce Maynard
  • Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her – when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her? Helen Rowland
  • Why do we let the one thing we don’t have affect how we feel about all the things we do have? Why does one-minus-a-plus-one feel like it adds up to zero? Sex and the city
  • We’re all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices. Some are on a grand scale, most of these choices are on lesser points. But we define ourselves by the choices we have made. We are, in fact, the sum total of our choices. Events unfold so unpredictably, so unfairly. Human happiness does not seem to have been included in the design of creation. It is only we, with our capacity to love, that give meaning to the indifferent universe. Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That’s basic spelling that every woman ought to know. Jeanne Bourgeois
  • All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt! Charles Schulz
  • When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. Natalie Clifford Barney
  • Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in ones breath. Eve Glicksman
  • Maybe we like the pain. Maybe were wired that way. Because without it, I don’t know maybe we just wouldn’t feel real. What’s that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop. Grays anatomy
  • The truest expression of people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. Agnes de Mille
  • You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. Barbara De Angelis
  • Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings – always darker, emptier and simpler. Friedrich Nietzsche
  • There are really only three things to learn in skiing: how to put on your skis, how to slide downhill, and how to walk along the hospital corridor. Lord Mancroft
  • The sport of skiing consists of wearing three thousand dollars worth of clothes and equipment and driving two hundred miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and get drunk. P.J. ORourke
  • What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re travelling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. William Least Heat Moon
  • Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough. Robert Heller
  • Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? A.A. Milne
  • Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia
  • Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart. Caryn Leschen
  • I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities. Theodore Geisel
  • Life is full of obstacle illusions. Grant Frazier
  • The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Growing old is mandatory growing up is optional. Chili Davis
  • To listen is to continually give up all expectation and to give our attention, completely and freshly, to what is before us, not really knowing what we will hear or what that will mean. In the practice of our days, to listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness to be changed by what we hear. Mark Nepo
  • Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination. Robert Fulghum
  • Funny that a pair of really nice shoes make us feel good in our heads – at the extreme opposite end of our bodies. Levende Waters
  • Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Samuel Ullman
  • It’s not what you do once in a while, its what you do day in and day out that makes the difference. Jenny Craig
  • In life only one thing is certain, besides death and taxes. No matter how hard we try, no matter how good our intentions, we are going to make mistakes. We are going to hurt people. We are going to get hurt. And if you’re ever going to recover, there’s only one thing to say forgive and forget. That’s what they say. Its good advice, but its not very practical. When someone hurts us, we want to hurt them back. When someone wrongs us, we want to be right. Without forgiveness, nothing is ever settled. Hurts never heal. And the most we can hope for, is to forget. Grey’s anatomy
  • There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. George Sand
  • Life is one long process of getting tired. Samuel Butler
  • To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. Eva Young
  • A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you. Françoise Sagan
  • Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. Helen Keller
  • Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. Josh Billings
  • Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living. Helen Keller
  • We dont see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anais Nin
  • All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
  • Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we dont know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. Anais Nin
  • In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives a message of beauty, hope, cheer, and courage – so long are you young. When the wires are all down and our heart is covered with the snow of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, are you grown old. Douglas MacArthur
  • What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills
  • Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself. Helen Rowland
  • I think Ive discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it. Charles M. Schulz
  • Were not only wired to want what we cant have, but were also wired to want what we really dont want. Ally McBeal
  • The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. Yves Saint Laurent
  • All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself. Ralph Ellison
  • No matter how careful you are, theres going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didnt experience it all. Theres that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you shouldve been paying attention. Well, get used to that feeling. Thats how your whole life will feel some day. This is all practice. None of this matters. Were just warming up. Chuck Palahniuk
  • The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. Chuck Palahniuk
  • To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. C.S. Lewis
  • To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, thats a full day. Thats a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, youre going to have something special. Jim Valvano
  • As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. Ellen Perry Berkeley
  • And then there are my friends, and they have their own lives. While they like to talk everything through, to analyze and hypothesize, what I really need, what Im really looking for, is not something I can articulate. Its nonverbal: I need love. I need the thing that happens when your brain turns off and your heart turns on. Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom ones relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life. Hugh Walpole
  • Love lost is still love. It takes a different form, thats all. You cant see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it. Life has to end. Love doesnt. Mitch Albom
  • The woman who appeals to a mans vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him. Helen Rowland
  • Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of those pieces. Judith Viorst
  • A man loses his sense of direction after four drinks; a woman loses hers after four kisses. Henry Louis Mencken
  • Without depression and anxiety, I would not be who I am; a person who can see beauty and humour in the smallest and least likely of things; appreciating others kindness tenfold. When the black clouds of despair descend and life seems pointless I try to remember that one day in the future, perhaps this very day, a gentle breeze will blow the clouds away and allow the sunshine in. When that happens the world is a new and magical place and I wish to live forever. Irene Grodecki
  • Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us in the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired, we are scared, denying it doesnt change the truth. Sooner or later we have to put aside our denial and face the world. Head on, guns blazing. De Nile. Its not just a river in Egypt, its a freakin ocean. So how do you keep from drowning in it? Greys anatomy
  • I started out with nothing. I still have most of it. Michael Davis
  • Looking backwards, many of the saddest times in my life turn out to be the happiest. So I must be happy now. Yeah. This is gonna be good. Why else would I be crying? Ally McBeal
  • The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman. Honore de Balzac
  • Unless you have been very, very lucky, you have undoubtedly experienced events in your life that have made you cry. So unless you have been very, very lucky, you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit. Lemony Snicket
  • And what is a kiss, specifically? A pledge properly sealed, a promise seasoned to taste, a vow stamped with the immediacy of a lip, a rosy circle drawn around the verb to love. A kiss is a message too intimate for the ear, infinity captured in the bees brief visit to a flower, secular communication with an aftertaste of heaven, the pulse rising from the heart to utter its name on a lovers lip: Forever. Edmond Rostand
  • Freedom is strangely ephemeral. It is something like breathing; one only becomes acutely aware of its importance when one is choking. William E. Simon
  • Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
  • Too late for changes, too late perhaps for explanations and ideological webs, but the love goes on, the love goes on, blind to laws and warnings and even to wisdom and to fears. And whatever that love is, perhaps an illusion of a new love, I want it, I cant resist it, my whole being melts in one kiss, my knowledge melts, my fears melt, my blood dances, my legs open. Anais Nin
  • If you think back and replay your year, if it doesnt bring you tears either of joy or sadness, consider it wasted. Ally McBeal
  • Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward
  • There is a certain age when a woman must be beautiful to be loved, and then there comes a time when she must be loved to be beautiful. Francoise Sagan
  • Men play the game; women know the score. Roger Woddis
  • Id rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. Id rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are. Milton Berle
  • A womans dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view. Sophia Loren
  • All we have to believe with is our senses, the tools we use to perceive the world: our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end. Neil Gaiman
  • Maybe were not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe were thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe were thankful for the things well never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate. Greys anatomy
  • A womans perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. Christian Dior
  • I like being a mess. Its who I am. Ally McBeal
  • As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going. Sex and the city
  • When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you wont come up with a handful of mud either. Leo Burnett
  • Every time there are losses, there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper. Henri Nouwen
  • A couple is a conspiracy in search of a crime. Sex is often the closest they van get. Adam Philips
  • There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. Jane Austen
  • Dreams are the touchstones of our character. Henry David Thoreau
  • Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience. Pam Brown
  • I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesnt impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls. Anais Nin
  • It is difficult for some people to accept that love is a choice. This seems to run counter to the generally accepted theory of romantic love which expounds that love is inborn and as such requires no more than to accept it. Leo Buscaglia
  • Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. Leo Buscaglia
  • For when a woman is left too much alone, sooner or later she begins to think; and no man knows what then she may discover. Edwin Robinson
  • About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when youre fighting temptation. Tom Wilson
  • Every woman needs one man in her life who is strong and responsible. Given this security, she can proceed to do what she really wants to do-fall in love with men who are weak and irresponsible. Richard Needham
  • Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, it hopes for the future, and it does not brood over the past. Its the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you dont have love in your life, no matter what else there is, its not enough. Ann Landers
  • To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness. Woody Allen
  • A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who were pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person were safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When were two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are weve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life. Richard David Bach
  • A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. George Jean Nathan
  • When you long with all your heart for someone to love you, a madness grows there that shakes all sense from the trees and the water and the earth. And nothing lives for you, except the long deep bitter want. And this is what everyone feels from birth to death. Denton Welch
  • Being with the right person is caring for another physically, mentally and spiritually. It is caring for anothers soul. As the relationship grows deeper over the years each kiss is still as new and exciting as the first, each embrace is a song of ever-deepening love, and each night becomes a celebration of unity and fulfilment. Robert Scheid
  • Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last. Remy de Gourmont
  • The most human thing we have to do in life is is to learn to speak our honest convictions and feelings and live with the consequences. This is the first requirement of love, and it makes us vulnerable to other people who may ridicule us. But our vulnerability is the only thing we can give to other people. Leo Buscaglia
  • Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. George Patton
  • Its the people you are close to, the ones who love you, the ones who have seen your heart, who have touched your soul – to them, it is obvious that something is wrong or missing. Your heart and soul are missing. They feel it. It hurts them. It kills them. Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem. It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble; how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world. Emmet Fox
  • You know what makes my problems bigger then everyone elses? Theyre mine. Ally McBeal
  • We need others. We need others to love and we need to be loved by them. There is no doubt that without it, we too, like the infant left alone, would cease to grow, cease to develop, choose madness and even death. Leo Buscaglia
  • So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when theyre busy doing things they think are important. This is because theyre chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. Morrie Schwartz
  • The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isnt angry enough. Bede Jarrett
  • For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. Alfred DSouza
  • Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume. Jean de Boufflers
  • What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love. Robert Herrick
  • Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains; another, a moonlit beach; a third, a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years. Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth. Diane Ackerman
  • Hold on to your dreams for they are, in a sense, the stuff of which reality is made. It is through our dreams that we maintain the possibility of a better, more meaningful life. Leo Buscaglia
  • If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days. Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant. Salvador Dali
  • I dont know what it is about the open road that makes it so appealing. Maybe its because when youre headed somewhere, you dont have to be where youve already been. Steve Hofstetter
  • Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. Carl Jung
  • Sex appeal is fifty percent what youve got and fifty percent what people think youve got. Sophia Loren
  • Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. Albert Camus
  • Summer is the time when one sheds ones tensions with ones clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that alls right with the world. Ada Louise Huxtable
  • You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out. Daranna Gidel
  • Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber
  • I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. Not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out. I love you for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart and passing over all the foolish, weak things that you cant help dimly seeing there. And for drawing out into the light all the beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find. I love you because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life, not a tavern but a temple. Out of the works of my every day, not a reproach but a song. Cecelia Reed
  • Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Henry David Thoreau
  • A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears. Woodrow Wyatt
  • No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. Amelia Earhart
  • The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesnt, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there. Monica Baldwin
  • One wanders through life as if wandering through a field in the dark of night, wearing a blindfold and very heavy shoes, with a poisonous toad waiting patiently beneath a clump of weeds, knowing full well that eventually you will step on him. Lemony Snicket
  • Sports do not build character. They reveal it. John Wooden
  • Life is a sexually transmitted disease and there is a 100% mortality rate. R.D. Laing
  • I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. Steven Wright
  • Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves. Henri Frédéric Amiel
  • Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination. Christopher Isherwood
  • If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, where X is work, Y is play, and Z is keep your mouth shut. Albert Einstein
  • Love is often gentle, desire always a rage. Mignon McLaughlin
  • You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. Frederick Buechner
  • If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. Andy Rooney
  • Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there. Henry Miller
  • Its at night, when perhaps we should be dreaming, that the mind is most clear, that we are most able to hold all our life in the palm of our skull. I dont know if anyone has ever pointed out that great attraction of insomnia before, but it is so; the night seems to release a little more of our vast backward inheritance of instincts and feelings; as with the dawn, a little honey is allowed to ooze between the lips of the sandwich, a little of the stuff of dreams to drip into the waking mind. Brian Aldiss
  • What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. Leo Buscaglia
  • Womans influence is powerful, especially when she wants something. Josh Billings
  • Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind dont matter and those who matter dont mind. Dr. Seuss
  • The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again. Kormans Law
  • Summer is the time when one sheds ones tensions with ones clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that alls right with the world. Ada Louise Huxtable
  • I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing. Neil Gaiman
  • Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a mans last romance. Oscar Wilde
  • Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Louis de Bernières
  • Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. David T. Wolf
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. Miss Piggy
  • And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl
  • And I know for sure, with an absolute certainty, that this is rock bottom, this is what the worst possible thing feels like. It is not some grand, wretched emotional breakdown. It is, in fact, so very mundane: rock bottom is an inability to cope with the commonplace that is so extreme it makes even the grandest and loveliest things unbearable. Rock bottom is feeling that the only thing that matters in all of life is the one bad moment. Rock bottom is everything out of focus. It’s a failure of vision, a failure to see the world how it is, to see the good in what it is, and only to wonder why the hell things look the way they do and not some other way. Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems – the ones that make you truly who you are – that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the right wrong person – someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, ‘This is the problem I want to have. Galway Kinnell
  • That’s the difference between girls and women: Girls find men fascinating. Women know better. Candace Bushnell
  • Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused. Paulo Coelho
  • When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times. Mitch Albom
  • She was tired of hugging pillows, counting on blankets for warmth, and reliving romantic moments only in her dreams. She was tired of hoping that every day would hurry so she could get on to the next. Hoping that it would be a better day, an easier day. But it never was. Worked, paid the bills, and went to bed but never slept. Each morning the weight on her shoulders got heavier and heavier and each morning she wished for night to fall quickly so she could return to her bed to hug her pillows and wrap herself in the warmth of her blankets. Cecelia Ahern
  • Sometimes I wish I could walk around with a HANDLE WITH CARE sign stuck to my forehead. Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it. Sex and the City
  • When we hold each other, in the darkness, it doesn’t make the darkness go away. The bad things are still out there. The nightmares still walking. When we hold each other we feel not safe, but better. “It’s all right” we whisper, “I’m here, I love you.” and we lie: “I’ll never leave you.” For just a moment or two the darkness doesn’t seem so bad. Neil Gaiman
  • One of the most important of life’s lessons is to learn independence, to understand freedom. This means independence from attachments, from results, from opinions, and from expectations. Breaking attachments leads to freedom, but breaking attachments does not mean abandoning a loving and meaningful relationship, a relationship that nourrishes your soul. It means ending dependency on any person or thing. Love is never a dependency. Brian Weiss
  • Insanity is knowing that what you’re doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can’t stop it. Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • I need the thing that happens when your brain shuts off and your heart turns on. Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it. Life has to end. Love doesn’t. Mitch Albom
  • There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. John Lennon
  • Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it’s in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile. Nicholas Sparks
  • The only obsession everyone wants; ‘love’. People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you’re whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You’re whole, and then you’re cracked open. Philip Roth
  • Your face is true and your hair is perfect and I love you. You make boats in my dreams and you speak without words and I love you. Your fears unnerve me and your questions amuse me and I love you. I love you not only for who you are, but for the interesting person I become when I’m with you. I say I love you and love you and love you until the words become the constant song of your voice in my head and the original ache of memory in my soul. I love you more than life and death, more than everything that’s in between the light and the dark. Do you believe me? Try harder. Do you believe me now? I’m always with you, which is why I know you will never abandon yourself. Rob Brezsny
  • Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies. Candace Bushnell
  • A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. Rachel Carson
  • Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see. Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring. Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more. And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started. Alysha Speer
  • Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. Lady Gaga
  • There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts. Neil Gaiman
  • That thing, that moment, when you kiss someone and everything around becomes hazy and the only thing in focus is you and this person and you realize that that person is the only person that you’re supposed to kiss for the rest of your life, and for one moment you get this amazing gift and you want to laugh and you want to cry because you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared that that it will go away all at the same time. Never Been Kissed
  • No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater. The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot. Sarah Dessen
  • There’s no limit to what you can dream. You expect the unexpected, you believe in magic, in fairy tales, and in possibilities. Then you grow older and that innocence is shattered and somewhere along the way the reality of life gets in the way and you’re hit by the realization that you can’t be all you wanted to be, you just might have to settle for a little bit less. Cecelia Ahern
  • The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t. But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself. Sex and the city
  • Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you. Paulo Coelho
  • So she had to satisfy herself with the idea of love – loving the loving of things whose existence she didn’t care at all about. Love itself became the object of her love. She loved herself in love, she loved loving love, as love loves loving, and was able, in that way, to reconcile herself with a world that fell so short of what she would have hoped for. It was not the world that was the great and saving lie, but her willingness to make it beautiful and fair, to live a once-removed life, in a world once-removed from the one in which everyone else seemed to exist. Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde
  • And suddenly I got what the big deal was about kissing. How someone could suck on your bottom lip and make you come completely undone. That someone stroking the hair back from your face could make you swoon and someone sliding his hands underneath your top could make you feel wanted for the first time in your life. Sarra Manning
  • When I am tired, it is easy to believe that my exhaustion is the reason I am depressed and lonely and uninspired. But when I am well-rested, I can realize that these negative feelings are not a result of too little sleep. They are a result of my being a miserable, hopeless, misanthropic wretch. John Hall
  • But I don’t believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel. Gloria Naylor
  • If you’re trying to be miserable, it’s important you don’t have any goals. No school goals, personal goals, family goals. Your only objective each day should be to inhale and exhale for sixteen hours before you go to bed again. Don’t read anything informative, don’t listen to anything useful, don’t do anything productive. If you start achieving goals, you might start to feel a sense of excitement, then you might want to set another goal, and then your miserable mornings are through. To maintain your misery, the idea of crossing off your goals should never cross your mind. John Bytheway
  • Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. Anais Nin
  • But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness. Paulo Coelho
  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Calvin & Hobbes
  • Love is a wonderful gift. It’s a present so precious words can barely begin to describe it. Love is a feeling, the deepest and sweetest of all. It’s incredibly strong and amazingly gentle at the very same time. It is a blessing that should be counted every day. It is nourishment for the soul. It is devotion, constantly letting each person know how supportive it’s certainty can be. Love is a heart filled with affection for the most important person in your life. Love is looking at the special someone who makes your world go around and absolutely loving what you see. Love gives meaning to one’s world and magic to a million hopes and dreams. It makes the morning shine more brightly and each season seems like it’s the nicest one anyone ever had. Love is an invaluable bond that enriches every good thing in life. It gives each hug a tenderness, each heart a happiness, each spirit a steady lift. Love is an invisible connection that is exquisitely felt by those who know the joy, feel the warmth, share the sweetness, and celebrate the gift. Douglas Pagels
  • Right now I want a word that describes the feeling that you get – a cold sick feeling, deep down inside – when you know something is happening that will change you, and you don’t want it to, but you can’t stop it. And you know, for the first time, for the very first time, that there will now be a before and an after, a was and a will be. And that you will never again quite be the same person you were. Jennifer Donnelly
  • Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it. Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens, that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both. Gabrielle Zevin
  • I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. John Keats
  • ‘Okay, this was kissing. Serious kissing. Not just a kiss before moving out, not a good-bye, this was Hello, sexy, and wow, she’d never even suspected that it could feel this way.’ Rachel Caine
  • ‘You put high heels on and you change.’ Manolo Blahnik
  • ‘I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.’ Pablo Neruda
  • ‘The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.’ Emil Ludwig
  • ‘At some point during almost every romantic comedy, the female lead suddenly trips and falls, stumbling helplessly over something ridiculous like a leaf, and then some Matthew McConaughey type either whips around the corner just in the nick of time to save her or is clumsily pulled down along with her. That event predictably leads to the magical moment of their first kiss. Please. I fall ALL the time. You know who comes and gets me? The bouncer.’ Chelsea Handler
  • ‘Let me tell you, you either have chemistry or you don’t, and you better have it, or it’s like kissing some relative. But chemistry, listen to me, you got to be careful. Chemistry is like those perfume adds, the ones that look so interesting and mysterious but you don’t even know at first what they’re even selling. Or those menus without the prices. Mystery and intrigue are gonna cost you. Great looking might mean something very expensive, and I don’t mean money. What I’m saying is, chemistry is a place to start, not an end point.’ Deb Caletti
  • ‘We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.’ Woodrow T. Wilson
  • ‘What’s worse? New wounds, which are so horribly painful, or old wounds, which should have healed years ago, and never did? Maybe our old wounds teach us something. They remind us where we’ve been, and what we’ve overcome. They teach us lessons about what to avoid in the future. That’s what we like to think. But that’s not the way it is, is it? Some things we just have to learn over and over and over again.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping, waiting and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir, open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us, guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love, the clarity of hatred, the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.’ Joss Whedon
  • ‘Some people believe that without history, our lives amount to nothing. At some point, we all have to choose. Do we fall back on what we know? Or, do we step forward, to something new? It’s hard not to be haunted by our past. Our history is what shapes us, what guides us. Our history resurfaces. Time, after time, after time. So we have to remember. Sometimes, the most important history, is the history we’re making today.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘Girls can do anything boys can, and we can do it with high heels on.’ Carey Martin
  • ‘We all remember the bedtime stories of our childhoods. The shoe fits Cinderella. The frog turns into a prince. Sleeping Beauty is awakened with a kiss. Once upon a time. And then they lived happily every after. Fairy tales. The stuff of dreams. The problem is, fairy tales don’t come true. It’s the other stories. The ones that begin with dark and stormy nights and end in the unspeakable. It’s the nightmares that always seem to become reality. The person that invented the phrase ‘Happily ever after,’ should have his ass kicked – so hard. Once upon a time. Happily ever after. The stories we tell are the stuff of dreams. Fairy tales don’t come true. Reality is much stormier. Much murkier. Much scarier. Reality. It’s so much more interesting than living happily ever after.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘I wonder if any of them can tell from just looking at me that all I am is the sum total of my pain, a raw woundedness so extreme that it might be terminal. It might be terminal velocity, the speed of the sound of a girl falling down to a place from where she can’t be retrieved. What if I am stuck down here for good?’ Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • ‘The ties that bind us are sometimes impossible to explain. They connect us, even after it seems like the ties should be broken. Some bonds defy distance, and time, and logic. Because some ties are simply… meant to be.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.’ John Lennon
  • ‘Of course, the toughest sacrifices are the ones we don’t see coming. When we don’t have time to come up with a strategy, to pick a side, or to measure the potential loss. When that happens, when the battle chooses us, and not the other way around, that’s when the sacrifice can turn out to be more than we can bear.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘Dreams are always crushing when they don’t come true. But it’s the simple dreams that are often the most painful because they seem so personal, so reasonable, so attainable. You’re always close enough to touch, but never quite close enough to hold and it’s enough to break your heart.’ Nicholas Sparks
  • ‘The real first kiss is the one that tells you what it feels like to be an adult and doesn’t let you be a child anymore. The first kiss is the one that you suffer the consequences of. It was as if I had been playing Russian roulette and finally got the cylinder with the bullet in it.’ Heather O’Neill
  • ‘Communication. It’s the first thing we really learn in life. Funny thing is, once we grow up, learn our words, and really start talking, the harder it becomes to know what to say. Or, how to ask for what we really need… Some things, we just don’t want to hear. And some things we say because we can’t be silent any longer. Some things are more than what you say. They’re what you do. Some things you say because there’s no other choice. Some things, you keep to yourself. And not too often, but every now and then… some things simply speak for themselves.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.’ William James
  • ‘The body is a slave to its impulses. But the thing that makes us human… is what we can control. After the storm, after the rush, after the heat of the moment has passed. We can cool off, and clean up the messes we’ve made. We can try to let go of what was. And then again…’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘Yet if a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got? If she never takes off her high-heeled shoes, how will she ever know how far she could walk or how fast she could run?’ Germaine Greer
  • ‘Have you ever lost yourself in a kiss? I mean pure psychedelic inebriation. Not just lustful petting but transcendental metamorphosis when you became aware that the greatness of this being was breathing into you. Licking the sides and corners of your mouth, like sealing a thousand fleshy envelopes filled with the essence of your passionate being and then opened by the same mouth and delivered back to you, over and over again – the first kiss of the rest of your life.’ Saul Williams
  • ‘We enter the world alone, and we leave it alone. And everything that happens in between, we owe it to ourselves to find a little company. We need help. We need support. Otherwise, we’re in it by ourselves, strangers, cut off from each other, and we forget… just how connected we all are. So instead, we choose love, we choose life, and for a moment, we feel just a little bit less alone.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.’ Helen Rowland
  • ‘Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.’ Mary Jean Iron
  • ‘We spend our whole lives worrying about the future, planning for the future, trying to predict the future. As if figuring it out will somehow cushion the blow. But the future is always changing. The future is the home of our deepest fears, and our wildest hopes. But one thing is certain: When it finally reveals itself, the future is never the way we imagined it.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course’ Marilyn Monroe
  • ‘So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other… it’s usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to. And once we’ve chosen those people… we tend to stick close by… no matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But, sometimes that invasion of personal space… it can be exactly what you need.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.’ Dorothy Thompson
  • ‘The fantasy is simple. Pleasure is good. And twice as much pleasure is better. That pain is bad, and no pain is better. But the reality is different. The reality is that pain is there to tell us something. And there’s only so much pleasure we can take without getting a stomach ache. And maybe that’s okay. Maybe, some fantasies are only supposed to live in our dreams.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • ‘Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.’ Graham Greene
  • ‘Deep down, everyone wants to believe they can be hardcore. But being hardcore isn’t just about being tough. It’s about acceptance. Sometimes you have to give yourself permission to not be hardcore for once. You don’t have to be tough every minute of every day. It’s okay to let down your guard. In fact, there are moments when it’s the best thing you could possibly do. As long as you choose your moments wisely.’ Grey’s anatomy
  • The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Charles DuBois
  • Too often, the thing you want most, is the one thing you can’t have. Desire leaves us heartbroken. It wears us out. Desire can wreck your life. But as tough as wanting something can be… the people who suffer the most, are those who don’t know what they want. Grey’s anatomy
  • Who gets to determine when the old ends, and the new begins? It’s not a day on a calendar, not a birthday, not a new year. It’s an event. Big or small. Something that changes us. Ideally, it gives us hope. A new way of living and looking at the world. Letting go of old habits, old memories. What’s important is that we never stop believing we can have a new beginning. But it’s also important to remember that amid all the crap are a few things really worth holding on to. Grey’s anatomy
  • Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for. Ray Bradbury
  • If you can capture a womans imagination, then you will have her. But imagination is a strange creature. It needs time and distance to function properly. Kathleen Tessaro
  • A wise man once said, “You can have anything in life, if you will sacrifice everything else for it.” What he meant is, nothing comes without a price. So, before you go into battle, you better decide how much you’re willing to lose. Grey’s anatomy
  • Maybe thats what it all comes down to. Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice, again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all. Emily Giffin
  • You dont find love, it finds you. It got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and whats written in the stars. Anaïs Nin
  • A wise girl kisses but doesnt love, listens but doesnt believe, and leaves before she is left. Marilyn Monroe
  • Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. Matsuo Bash
  • It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. Paulo Coelho
  • Home is a little kingdom with rulers, laws, and subjects, each with a part to perform in order that life there shall be perfect. Mabel Hale
  • Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time. Hannah Arendt
  • Put your hand in the water to reach for a sea urchin or a seashell, and the thing you desired never quite lies where you had lined it up to be. The same is true of love. In prospect or in contemplation, love is where it seems to be. Reach to lift it out and your hand misses. The water is deeper than you had gauged. You reach farther, your whole body straining, and then there is nothing fot it but to slite in – deeper, much deeper than you gauged – and still the thing eludes you. Jeanette Winterson
  • There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So youd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise youll never understand what its saying. Sarah Dessen
  • We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. Anaïs Nin
  • This is what holidays, travels, vacations are about. It is not really rest or even leisure we chase. We strain to renew our capacity for wonder to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. Shana Alexander
  • If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again. Mary Beth Danielson
  • Your passion is your true power. The more you discover and express your passion for life, the more irresistible you will become to others. Barbara de Angelis
  • Where there is great love there are always miracles. Willa Cather
  • Life is a bitch … and then you change your attitude Jennifer Yane
  • Chocolate … is not something you can take or leave, something you like only moderately. You dont like chocolate. You dont even love chocolate. Chocolate is something you have an affair with. Geneen Roth
  • Choose well: Your choice is brief and yet endless. Ella Winter
  • At some point, maybe we accept that the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves the reality is better. We convince ourselves it’s better that we never dream at all. But the strongest of us, the most determined of us, we hold on to the dream. Or, we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered. We awake to find ourselves, against all odds, feeling hopeful. And if we’re lucky, we realize, in the face of everything, in the face of life… the true dream… is being able to dream, at all. Grey’s anatomy
  • Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell. Joan Crawford
  • The secret of the world is this: the world is entirely circular and you will go round and round endlessly, never finding what you want, unless you have found what you really want inside yourself. When you follow a star you know you will never reach that star; rather it will guide you to where you want to go. Its a reference point, not an end in itself, even though you seem to be following it. So it is with the world. It will only ever lead you back to yourself. The end of all your exploring will be to cease from exploration and know the place for the first time. Jeanette Winterson
  • You never know the biggest day of your life is the biggest day. Not until its happening. You don’t recognize the biggest day of your life. Not until you’re right in the middle of it. The day you commit to something or someone… The day you get your heart broken. The day you meet your soul mate. The day you realize there’s not enough time… because you want to live forever. Those are the biggest days. The perfect days. Grey’s anatomy
  • Good girls go to heaven; bad girls go everywhere. Helen Gurley Brown
  • We all think we’re going to be great. And we feel a little bit robbed when our expectations aren’t met. But, sometimes, our expectations sell us short. Sometimes, the expected simply pales in comparison to the unexpected. You gotta wonder why we cling to our expectations. Because the expected is just what keeps us steady… standing… still. The expected is just the beginning. The unexpected… is what changes our lives. Grey’s anatomy
  • Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert Heinlein
  • The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. Mata Hari
  • Yet if a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got? If she never takes off her high-heeled shoes how will she ever know how far she could walk or how fast she could run? Germaine Greer
  • Love and electricity are one in the same, my dear. If you do not feel the jolt in your soul every time a kiss is shared, a whisper is spoken, a touch is felt, then your not really in love at all. C. J. Franks
  • Men really prefer reasonably attractive women; they go after the sensational ones to impress other men. Mignon McLaughlin
  • Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again – this is the brave and happy life. Annie Edith Jamesson
  • Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the souls weather. Martha Graham
  • Too often, going after what feels good, means letting go of what you know is right. And letting someone in, means abandoning the walls you’ve spent a lifetime building. Grey’s anatomy
  • Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the souls weather. Martha Graham
  • Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity. Novala Takemoto
  • You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there. Bob Marley
  • What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. Agnes Pahro
  • Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale
  • Christmas, my child, is love in action. Dale Evans
  • I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. Charles Dickens
  • There are times when even the best of us have trouble with commitment, and we may be surprised at the commitments were willing to let slip out of our grasp. Commitments are complicated. We may surprise ourselves by the commitments were willing to make, true commitment, takes effort, and sacrifice. Which is why sometimes, we have to learn the hard way, to choose our commitments very carefully. Grey’s anatomy
  • There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don’t work. Anaïs Nin
  • Years end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Hal Borland
  • New Years eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights. Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. Will Rogers
  • I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. Pablo Neruda
  • Sometimes I wish I had never met you. Because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there. Good Will Hunting
  • There is nothing more alone than being in a car at night in the rain. I was in the car. And I was glad of it. Between one point on the map and another point on the map, there was the being alone in the car in the rain. They say you are not you except in terms of relation to other people. If there weren’t any other people there wouldn’t be any you because what you do which is what you are, only has meaning in relation to other people. That is a very comforting thought when you are in the car in the rain at night alone, for then you aren’t you, and not being you or anything, you can really lie back and get some rest. It is a vacation from being you. There is only the flow of the motor under your foot spinning that frail thread of sound out of its metal guy like a spider, that filament, that nexus, which isn’t really there, between the you which you have just left in one place and the you which you will be where you get to the other place. Robert Penn Warren
  • Poor me. There’s nothing so sweet as wallowing in it is there? Wallowing is sex for depressives. Annie Edith Jameson
  • Pain. You just have to ride it out. Hope it goes away on its own. Hope the wound that caused it heals. There are no solutions. No easy answers. You just breathe deep and wait for it to subside. Most of the time, pain can be managed. But sometimes, the pain gets you when you least expect it. Hits way below the belt and doesn’t let up. Pain. You just have to fight through. Because the truth is, you can’t outrun it. And life always makes more. Grey’s anatomy
  • Romance takes place in the middle distance. Romance is looking in at yourself through a window clouded with dew. Romance means leaving things out: where life grunts and shuffles, romance only sighs. Margaret Atwood
  • You don’t need to make your heart and your head agree. Let your head make the decision, your heart will catch up eventually. Laura Schlessinger
  • When you sit in silence long enough, you learn that silence has a motion. It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water. Its color is silver. And silence has a sound you hear only after hours of wading inside it. The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up, like the words of glass speaking. Then there comes a point when you must shatter the blindness of its words, the blindness of its light. Anne Spollen
  • What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. Anna Jameson
  • To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. Marilyn Vos Savant
  • What else is there to write about than love and loss? Alice Hoffman
  • Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire. Napoleon Bonaparte, letter to wife Josephine, December 1795
  • Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. Anais Nin
  • Goals are dreams with deadlines. Diana Scharf Hunt
  • I’ve learnt that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Mary Kay Ash
  • For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time. Isabel Allende
  • Life is a verb, not a noun. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • The moment one knows how, one begins to die a little. Living is a form of not being sure, of not knowing what next or how. One leaps in the dark. Agnes de Mille
  • Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these. Susan Anthony
  • My imagination makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. Ursula Le Guin
  • While I am still below the allotted span of time, and notwithstanding, I feel that I have lived. I have had the joy and pain of strong friendships. I have served and been served. I have made enemies of which I am not ashamed. I have been faithless, and then I have been faithful and steadfast until the blood ran down into my shoes. I have loved unselfishly with all the ardor of a strong heart, and I have hated with all the power of my soul. What waits for me in the future? I do not know. I can’t even imagine, and I am glad for that. But already, I have touched the four corners of the horizon, for from hard searching it seems to me that tears and laughter, love and hate make up the sum of life. Zora Neale Hurstin
  • Life is like a game of poker: If you don’t put any in the pot, there wont be any to take out. Jackie Mabley
  • Life is hard. After all, it kills you. Katherine Hepburn
  • A lady is one who never shows her underwear unintentionally. Lillian Day
  • Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen again. Willa Cather
  • I believe that words can help us move or keep us paralyzed, and that our choices of language and verbal tone have something – a great deal – to do with how we live our lives and whom we end up speaking with and hearing; and that we can deflect words, by trivialization, of course, but also by ritualized respect, or we can let them enter our souls and mix with the juices of our minds. Adrienne Rich
  • Writing is a cop-out. An excuse to live perpetually in fantasy land, where you can create, direct and watch the products of your own head. Very selfish. Monica Dickens
  • There’s something to be said about a glass half full. About knowing when to say when. I think it’s a floating line. A barometer of need and desire. Its entirely up to the individual… and depends on what’s being poured. Sometimes, all we want is a taste. Other times, there’s no such thing as enough. The glass is bottomless. And all we want… is more. Grey’s anatomy
  • Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up. If a guy punches you he likes you. Never try to trim your own bangs and someday you will meet a wonderful guy and get your very own happy ending. Every movie we see, every story were told implores us to wait for it, the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the exception to the rule. But sometimes were so focused on finding our happy ending, we don’t learn how to read the signs. How to tell from the ones who want us and the ones who don’t, the ones who will stay and the ones who will leave. And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy, maybe… its you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is… just… moving on. Or maybe the happy ending is this, knowing after all the unreturned phone calls, broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment you never gave up hope. He’s just not that into you
  • Dreams are, by definition cursed with short life spans. Candice Bergen
  • All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction. Marya Mannes
  • Regrets are as personal as fingerprints. Margaret Culkin Banning
  • Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed. Cornelia Otis Skinner
  • Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything its cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong
  • “If only.” Those must be the two saddest words in the world. Mercedes Lackey
  • Worrying is all about the illusion of control. When you worry, you are expending energy, and it feels like you are doing something. Tammy Cravit
  • I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance, risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way that this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. Pablo Neruda
  • People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Perfection is not just about control. It’s also about letting go. Surprise yourself so you can surprise the audience. Transcendence! Very few have it in them. Black swan
  • I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn
  • I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when there right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe
  • Life began for me, when I ceased to admire and began to remember. Willa Cather
  • Make ones center of life inside ones self, not selfishly or excludingly, but with a kind of unassailable serenity. Edith Wharton
  • Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent nights sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too. Lemony Snicket
  • Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Apple
  • People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master… Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life. Bob Marley
  • I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
  • We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. J.K. Rowling
  • The minute more than two people know a secret, it is no longer a secret. Ann Landers
  • Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal. Neil Gaiman
  • I should like to sleep like a cat, with all the fur of time, with a tongue rough as flint, with the dry sex of fire; and after speaking to no one, stretch myself over the world, over roofs and landscapes, with a passionate desire to hunt the rats in my dreams. Pablo Neruda
  • Your birthday is not something to fear, but something to be happy about. Don’t think of it like another year that you are older, think of it like another year that measures the love given to you by the ones you cherish. Little Dolphin
  • Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life Pablo Neruda
  • Love is not a compromise. It’s something like the rising of the sun,although you’ve seen it a thousand times, you can’t explain it. Ronnie Day
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Maya Angelou
  • And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
  • Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl
  • Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours. Ayn Rand
  • This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them – are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up becuase if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. Marilyn Monroe
  • There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho
  • Pregnant women! They had that weird frisson, an aura of magic that combined awkwardly with an earthy sense of duty. Mundane, because they were nothing unique on the suburban streets; ethereal because their attention was ever somewhere else. Whatever you said was trivial. And they had that preciousness which they imposed wherever they went, compelling attention, constantly reminding you that they carried the future inside, its contours already drawn, but veiled, private, an inner secret. Ruth Morgan
  • The three secrets of getting published: 1. Never give up! 2. Never give up! 3. Never give up! It doesn’t matter how many rejection letters you get. Remember, you only need one acceptance letter. Marshall S. Thomas
  • I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou
  • There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live…..the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope. Alexandre Dumas
  • Here I came to the very edge where nothing at all needs saying, everything is absorbed through weather and the sea, and the moon swam back, its rays all silvered, and time and again the darkness would be broken by the crash of a wave, and every day on the balcony of the sea, wings open, fire is born, and everything is blue again like morning. Pablo Neruda
  • If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. Lewis Carroll
  • Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be. Carrie Fisher
  • Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you, for life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. Kahlil Gibran
  • If you forget me, I want you to know one thing. You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that exists, aromas, light, metals, were little boats that sail toward those isles of yours that wait for me. Well, now, if little by little you stop loving me, I shall stop loving you little by little. If suddenly you forget me do not look for me, for I shall already have forgotten you. If you think it long and mad, the wind of banners that passes through my life, and you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots, remember that on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms and my roots will set off to seek another land. But if each day, each hour, you feel that you are destined for me with implacable sweetness, if each day a flower climbs up to your lips to seek me, ah my love, ah my own, in me all that fire is repeated, in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten, my love feeds on your love, beloved, and as long as you live it will be in your arms without leaving mine. Pablo Neruda
  • Using Twitter like a dandelion uses the wind… Spreading messages, not exactly knowing where they might go, some taking roots and blossoming, some making a adventurous journey through the air but not falling on fertile ground. So what? A process of beauty and joy. Detlef Cordes
  • The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. Bob Marley
  • Nothing sexy about pregnancy. Heidi Klum
  • They say the road to happiness is a long one, but I was afraid I’d run out of gas before I arrived. Tina deCoux
  • The sweetest smiles hold the darkest secrets… Sara Shepard
  • To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind. Theophile Gautie
  • Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you. Jeremy Clarkson
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw
  • A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left. Marilyn Monroe
  • Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is to regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. Sydney Harris
  • You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth. William W. Purkey
  • A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die. Mary Mason
  • Brian: Should we let it breathe? Douglas: It hasn’t breathed for fifty years, it’s dead. Let’s just drink it. Cocktail – Louis XIII de Rémy Martin Cognac
  • Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. G.K. Chesterton
  • By having good memories on every place you just visit, you are building paradise in your own heart and your life. Toba Beta
  • Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift, that is why they call it ‘the present’. Kung Fu Panda
  • Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. John Barrymore
  • You are what I never knew I always wanted. Fools Rush In
  • Don’t say we aren’t right for each other, the way i see it is.. we aren’t right for anyone else. The cutting edge
  •  The only feeling of real loss is when you love someone more than you love your self. Good Will Hunting
  • Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth
  • Love is the beauty of the soul. Saint Augustine
  • Love is the poetry of the senses. Honore de Balzac
  • Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown
  • You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. Jane Austen
  • The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. Will Durant
  • Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it. Albert Smith
  • I’m so in love, every time I look at you my soul gets dizzy. Jaesse Tyler
  • If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. Michel de Montaigne
  • Writing novels is a way of living alternative lives. Melvyn Bragg
  • I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. Anais Nin
  • Flirtation: attention without intention. Max O’Rell, John Bull and His Island
  • I have to believe that it works…that when two people come together they stay together. I have to take that to bed with me at night even if I’m going to bed alone. That’s a McBealism. Ally McBeal
  • I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, so we’re really not that different, me and you. Colin Raye
  • How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. Oscar Wilde
  • There are few things sadder in this life than watching someone walk away after they’ve left you, watching the distance between your bodies expand until there’s nothing… but empty space and silence. Someone like you
  • To a woman the first kiss is just the end of the beginning, but to a man it is the beginning of the end. Helen Rowland
  • Don’t accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange. Robin Morgan
  • A book without words is like love without a kiss; it’s empty.’ Andrew Wolfe
  • When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho
  • I want you any way I can get you. Not because you’re beautiful or clever or kind or adorable, although devil knows you’re all those things. I want you because there’s no one else like you, and I don’t ever want to start a day without seeing you. Harry Rutledge’ Lisa Kleypas
  • Even heaven is hell without you. Jeff Thomas
  • Love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep on watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it. John Lennon
  • Life is a book waiting to happen. Sloan McBride
  • I think that when two people are able to weave that kind of invisible thread of understanding and sympathy between each other, that delicate web, they should not risk tearing it. It is too rare, and it lasts too short a time at best….’ M.F.K. Fisher
  • Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. Robert Orben
  • I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love. Marilyn Monroe
  • The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space. Marilyn Monroe
  • I wish there were a rulebook for intimacy. Some kind of a guide that could tell you when you’ve crossed the line. It would be nice if you could see it coming. And I don’t know how you fit it on a map… You take it where you can get it, and keep it as long as you can. And as for rules… Maybe there are none. Maybe the rules of intimacy are something you have to define for yourself. Grey’s anatomy
  • All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming/growing/turning/floating/swimming deep, deep inside. Crescent Dragonwagon
  • There are 3 types of automobile drivers in this world. Chess, Checker and Solitaire players. 1. The Chess player: this person watches and anticipates other drivers moves. 2. The Checker player: this person will change lane first, then looks ahead and goes back into the lane they came from. 3. The Solitaire player: this person drives below the speed limit in the passing lane (far left lane) clueless of what is going on around them. Peggy Janovick
  • Dance is the hidden language of the soul. Martha Graham
  • All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused. Martha Graham
  • If a man doesn’t know how to dance he doesn’t know how to make love, there I said it! Craig Ferguson
  • Life is sweet when you pay attention. When it doesn’t seem sweet, put a sticker on your nose and do a funky dance. Whitney Scott
  • When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away. Anna Pavlova
  • In this part of the story I am the one who dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you, because I love you, love, in fire and in blood. Pablo Neruda
  • And that’s why i have to go back to so many places there to find myself and constantly examine myself with no witness but the moon and then whistle with joy, ambling over rocks and clods of earth, with no task but to live, with no family but the road. Pablo Neruda
  • I should like to sleep like a cat, with all the fur of time, with a tongue rough as flint, with the dry sex of fire; and after speaking to no one, stretch myself over the world, over roofs and landscapes, with a passionate desire to hunt the rats in my dreams. Pablo Neruda
  • Women are made to be loved not understood. Oscar Wilde
  • Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde
  • Never trust a pretty girl with an ugly secret. Sara Shepard
  • Does it break my heart, of course, every moment of every day, into more pieces than my heart was made of, I never thought of myself as quiet, much less silent, I never thought about things at all, everything changed, the distance that wedged itself between me and my happiness wasn’t the world, it wasn’t the bombs and burning buildings, it was me, my thinking, the cancer of never letting go, is ignorance bliss, I don’t know, but it’s so painful to think, and tell me, what did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it. Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Love is the kind of thing that’s already happening by the time you notice it, that’s how it works, and no matter how old you get, that doesn’t change. Except that you can break it up into two entirely distinct types — love where there’s an end in sight and love where there isn’t. Banana Yoshimoto
  • Desperate times call for desperate measures” is an aphorism which here means “sometimes you need to change your facial expression in order to create a workable disguise.” The quoting of an aphorism, such as “It takes a village to raise a child,” “No news is good news,” and “Love conquers all,” rarely indicates that something helpful is about to happen, which is why we provide our volunteers with a disguise kit in addition to helpful phrases of advice. Lemony Snicket
  • For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Change may come to you in trinkets and I hope it adorns your life gracefully. Dodinsky
  • The next thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Awareness born of love is the only force that can bring healing and renewal. Out of our love for another person, we become more willing to let our old identities wither and fall away, and enter a dark night of the soul, so that we may stand naked once more in the presence of the great mystery that lies at the core of our being. This is how love ripens us -by warming us from within, inspiring us to break out of our shell, and lighting our way through the dark passage to new birth. John Welwood
  • At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy. That’s how we’re made. So you can waste your life drawing lines… or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines… that are way too dangerous to cross. Here’s what I know: If you’re willing to take the chance, the view from the other side… is spectacular. Grey’s anatomy
  • Sometimes the past is something you just can’t let go of. And sometimes the past is something we’ll do anything to forget. And sometimes we learn something new about the past that changes everything we know about the present. Grey’s anatomy
  • You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be: white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes, and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is it’s hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost everyone has the smallest bit of hope, or faith, that one day they’ll open their eyes and it will come true. Grey’s anatomy
  • For a kiss to be really good, you want it to mean something. You want it to be with someone you can’t get out of your head, so that when your lips finally touch you feel it everywhere. A kiss so hot and so deep you never want to come up for air. Grey’s anatomy
  • Maybe Romeo and Juliet were fated to be together, but just for a while. I believe that for the most part, love is about choices. It’s about putting down the poison and the dagger and making your own happy ending most of the time. And sometimes, despite all your best intentions, fate wins anyway. Grey’s anatomy
  • People have scars in all sorts of unexpected places. Like secret roadmaps of their personal histories. Diagrams of all their old wounds. Most of our wounds heal, leaving nothing behind but a scar. But some of them don’t. Some wounds we carry with us everywhere and though the cut’s long gone, the pain still lingers. Grey’s anatomy