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  • #1
    Christine de Pizan
    “How many women are there ... who because of their husbands' harshness spend their weary lives in the bond of marriage in greater suffering than if they were slaves among the Saracens?”
    Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies

  • #2
    Michele Young-Stone
    “She'd been in love with the man, and love is a scary thing. If not reciprocated, it can turn a person into a monster.”
    Michele Young-Stone, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors

  • #3
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

  • #4
    Lewis Carroll
    “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #5
    Jeaniene Frost
    “I'm saying that I'm a moody, insecure, narrow-minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you're okay with that, because it's who I am, and you're what I need.”
    Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave

  • #6
    J.R. Ward
    “Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.”
    J.R. Ward, Dark Lover

  • #7
    “See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.”
    Robin Williams

  • #8
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #9
    Kahlil Gibran
    “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.”
    Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

  • #10
    Mary Ann Shaffer
    “I don't want to be married just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.”
    Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • #11
    Katharine Hepburn
    “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
    Katharine Hepburn

  • #12
    Oscar Wilde
    “One should always be in love. That's the reason one should never marry.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #13
    Dave Barry
    “I believe it was Shakespeare, or possibly Howard Cosell, who first observed that marriage is very much like a birthday candle, in that 'the flames of passion burn brightest when the wick of intimacy is first ignited by the disposable butane lighter of physical attraction, but sooner or later the heat of familiarity causes the wax of boredom to drip all over the vanilla frosting of novelty and the shredded coconut of romance.' I could not have phrased it better myself.”
    Dave Barry

  • #14
    Sylvia Plath
    “So I began to think maybe it was true that when you were married and had children it was like being brainwashed, and afterward you went about as numb as a slave in a totalitarian state.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #15
    Jonathan Franzen
    “Nice people don't necessarily fall in love with nice people.”
    Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

  • #16
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away... and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast.... be happy about your growth, in which of course you can't take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don't torment them with your doubts and don't frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn't be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn't necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust.... and don't expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #17
    Eckhart Tolle
    “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”
    Eckhart Tolle

  • #18
    Lao Tzu
    “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #19
    Steve Maraboli
    “If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.”
    Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

  • #20
    Jennifer Donnelly
    “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, A Northern Light

  • #21
    Ashley Rice
    “There are women who make things better... simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who- through strength and courage- make it through. There are women who change the world everyday... Women like you.”
    Ashley Rice

  • #22
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don't know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going? Since you know, after all, that you are in the midst of transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. If there is anything unhealthy in your reactions, just bear in mind that sickness is the means by which an organism frees itself from what is alien; so one must simply help it to be sick, to have its whole sickness and to break out with it, since that is the way it gets better.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #23
    Cassandra Clare
    “Sometimes," Jem said, "our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. It's those times, I think, when our lives have altered but we still long for the time before everything was altered-- that is when we feel the greatest pain. I can tell you, though, from experience, you grow accustomed to it. You learn to live your new life, and you can't imagine, or even really remember, how things were before.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

  • #24
    Wayne W. Dyer
    “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
    Wayne W. Dyer

  • #25
    C. JoyBell C.
    “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”
    C. JoyBell C.

  • #26
    Sarah Ockler
    “I was, but then I realized that I was holding on to something that didn't exist anymore. That the person I missed didn't exist anymore. People change. The things we like and dislike change. And we can wish they couldn't all day long but that never works.”
    Sarah Ockler, Fixing Delilah

  • #27
    You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new
    “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
    To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
    R. Buckminster Fuller

  • #28
    Steve Maraboli
    “How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”
    Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

  • #29
    Steve Maraboli
    “People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also....but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don't EVER stop.”
    Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

  • #30
    George Bernard Shaw
    “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
    George Bernard Shaw

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