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  • #1
    Thomas Hardy
    “If we be doomed to marry, we marry; if we be doomed to remain single we do.”
    Thomas Hardy, Under the Greenwood Tree

  • #2
    Jonathan Tropper
    “You have to look at what you have right in front of you, at what it could be, and stop measuring it against what you've lost. I know this to be wise and true, just as I know that pretty much no one can do it.”
    Jonathan Tropper, This is Where I Leave You

  • #3
    Jonathan Tropper
    “Everyone always wants to know how you can tell when it's true love, and the answer is this: when the pain doesn't fade and the scars don't heal, and it's too damned late.”
    Jonathan Tropper, The Book of Joe

  • #4
    Nick Hornby
    “Sometimes you know you've got a chance with a girl because she wants to fight with you. If the world wasn't so messed up, it wouldn't be like that. If the world was normal, a girl being nice to you would be a good sign, but in the real world, it isn't.”
    Nick Hornby

  • #5
    Nick Hornby
    “It's brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

  • #6
    Nick Hornby
    “I'm very good at the past. It's the present I can't understand.”
    Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

  • #7
    Thomas Hardy
    “Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.”
    Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • #8
    Thomas Hardy
    “But no one came. Because no one ever does.”
    Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

  • #9
    Thomas Hardy
    “Where we are would be Paradise to me, if you would only make it so.”
    Thomas Hardy

  • #10
    Federico García Lorca
    “To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.”
    Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma

  • #11
    “...unrequited love does not die; it's only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before.”
    Elle Newmark, The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • #12
    “Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back . . . then that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else.”
    Sarah Cross, Kill Me Softly

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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