Quotes About Tough Love

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E.A. Bucchianeri
“An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Shannon L. Alder
“If you truly loved someone you won't become their enemy. You will become their guardian angel.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“Never allow yourself to become a choice in any relationship. The moment you do is when you have reduced your loved one's affections to a daily biological question: Should I take a dump here or wait till I get home?”
Shannon L. Alder

Kresley Cole
“Kaderin didn't believe, as a whole, the nymphs were more beautiful than the Valkyrie, but everything about them screamed, "Easy lay! When you don't want to work for it!" And curiously, many males found that more appealing than the Valkyrie's "Do it and die, simian".”
Kresley Cole, No Rest for the Wicked

Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes, the people that love you the most turn out to be the people you will trust the least.”
Shannon L. Alder

Penelope Douglas
“Gotta love a woman that can hand you your own ass.”
Penelope Douglas, Until You

Shannon L. Alder
“When you meet a dark angel don't you ever for one minute believe they are bad because they have faced the worst demons and lived to guide you through yours. It really isn't an easy job they have been asked to do, but then neither was standing on the front line during the war in heaven.”
Shannon L. Alder

“What parents need to teach their children is not how to keep from falling down but rather to understand that, no matter how many times they fall down, they can always get up again! Right! ...It's like that proverb! The one about the lion pushing his own cubs over the cliff to make them tough... Hey! I got it, Mayama!! Next time you see Yamada, drag her up to the roof and throw her over!

That's not tough love, that's homicide!”
Chika Umino

S.E. Hinton
“I mean, most parents would be proud of a kid like that - good-lookin' and smart and everything, but they gave in to him all the time. He kept trying to make someone say 'No' and they never did. They never did. That was what he wanted. For somebody to tell him 'No.' To have somebody lay down the law, set the limits, give him something solid to stand on. That's what we all want, really.”
S.E. Hinton

Nakia R. Laushaul
“Stop begging God to increase your territory when you can't even maintain the territory you already have. Work with what you got first.”
Nakia R. Laushaul

Criss Jami
“The wrath of God is never an evil wrath. God gets angry because he loves people like a mother would love her child if someone were to harm it. There is something wrong if the mother never gets angry; it is safe to say that that is the unloving mother.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Eve Silver
“Mal dragged the last few inches of the sword free of his flesh, wincing at the raw pain. She's stabbed him. She'd f**king pinned him to the wall like a bug. She'd fed from him and used his own blood and power against him. He hadn't seen that coming. He was both affronted by - and admiring of - her resourcefulness.”
Eve Silver, Sins of the Flesh

“It quickly became apparent that to Mr. K, there was no such thing as an untalented kid—just a kid who didn’t work hard enough. You are going to fix this problem, he said when he diag- nosed whatever was wrong, and there was never any question. Of course you would. It was just a matter of trying and trying and trying some more. He yelled not because we’d never learn, but because he was absolutely certain that we would.”
Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky, Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations

Bryant McGill
“When someone is hard on you it may have very little to do with you.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Larry Brooks
“The bar is high. But now you have a ladder.”
Larry Brooks, Story Engineering: Character Development, Story Concept, Scene Construction

Susan Cooper
“... Sometimes you must seem to hurt something in order to do good for it.”
Susan Cooper, The Grey King

“Five words that were the hardest words I would ever have to say,
Five pillars of my faith that couldn't save him that day.
Five rivers, the Panj Aab, that didn't flow through his veins.
Five minutes that changed our world forever.”
Ruth Ahmed, When Ali Met Honour

“Before you save the world, make sure your own house is in order.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

“Don’t break my heart. Crush it. Destroy it. Let me wallow it until I feel hollow in it. I’ll bash in the pain. I’ll scream your name and then one day I suddenly won’t.”
Dominic Riccitello

Lisa Kleypas
“Let's dispense with the nonsense, Victoria. This isn't a question of suitability, yours or his. You're perfectly capable of accustoming yourself to new circumstances.... and marrying a man of good fortune, though untitled, is not exactly a lordship." Vivien rolled her eyes and sighed. "It is so like you to analyze a situation until you've made it ten times more complicated than it really is! Just as Father used to do."
"Father was a wonderful man," Victoria said, stiffening.
"Yes... a wonderful, virtuous, lonely martyr. After Mama left him, Father retreated into his shell and hid from the world. And you stayed with him and tried to atone for everything that had happened by becoming exactly like him. You've been living in this same damned cottage, poring over the same bloody books. It's morbid, I tell you."
"You don't understand-" Victoria began hotly.
"Don't I?" Vivien interrupted. "I understand your fears better than you do. It's always been safer for you to hide here alone than take the chance of loving someone and have them leave you. *That's* what your real worry is. Mama abandoned you, and now you expect the same of anyone else you might love.”
Lisa Kleypas, Someone to Watch Over Me

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