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“Sure, we were friends who exchanged soulful glances, friends who slept in a bed filled with sexual tension, friends who found any excuse to touch, but I worried that we'd never take that perilous leap of faith toward becoming a real couple, a permanent team.”
Emily Giffin, Something Blue
“Really-nothing is unforgivable if you truly love someone.”
Emily Giffin, Where We Belong
“I know what I have to say. I think of Hillary's advice, how she has been telling me to say something all along. But I am not doing this for her. This is for me. I formulate the sentences, words that have been ringing in my head all summer.

"I want to be with you, Dex" I say steadily. "Cancel the wedding. Be with me."

There it is. After two months of waiting, a lifetime of passivity, everything is on the line. I feel relieved and liberated and changed. I am a woman who expects happiness. I deserve happiness. Surely he will make me happy.

Dex inhales, on the verge of responding.

"Don't," I say, shaking my head. "Please don't talk to me agian unless it's to tell me that the wedding is off. We have nothing more to discuss until then."

Our eyes lock. Neither of us blinks for a minute or more. And then, for the first time, I beat Dex in a staring contest. ”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
“I spend the rest of the afternoon trying to explain to Zoe one of the very saddest notions in love and life: sometimes the timing is wrong--and sometimes you realize the heart of the matter way to late in the game.”
Emily Giffin, Baby Proof
“Anxiety was not an emotion I could ever remember feeling when I went out in New York, and I wondered why tonight felt so different. Maybe it was because I no longer had a boyfriend or fiance. I suddenly recognized that there was safety in having someone, as well as a lack of pressure to shine. Ironically, this had cultivated a certain free-spiritedness that had, in turn, allowed me to be the life of the party and hoard the affection of additional men....But that had all changed. I didn't have a boyfriend, a perfect figure, or alcohol-induced outrageousness to fall back on.”
Emily Giffin, Something Blue
tags: life
“Although I'm sure there are plenty of tall, gorgeous, life-of-the-party guys who are also true to their wives, I happen to believe that a disproportionate number of them are cheaters.”
Emily Giffin, Baby Proof
“We are in love and meant to be together.”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
tags: love
“And then there is Darcy. She is a woman who believes that things should fall into her lap, and, consequently, they do. They always have. She wins because she expects to win. I do not expect what I want, so I dont. And I dont even try.”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
“And then there is our personal history. Memories only we share. Things not another living soul would understand.”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
“Blurring the line between friendship and attraction was a surefire to lose a friend.”
Emily Giffin, Something Blue
“I decided that giving a girl a ring when you're not in a serious relationship is sort of like giving a guy a blow job when you have no real feelings for him. It makes everything feel a little cheap.It cheapens the giver and the recipient.”
Emily Giffin, Baby Proof
“Evident in every small act of kindness, it was love as a verb. Love that made me feel more complete than I had ever felt in my glamorous, Jimmy Choo filled past.”
Emily Giffin, Something Blue
tags: love
“I don’t know. She was a sweet girl. As sweet as they come. I don’t know why I didn’t love her. It’s something you can’t really control.”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
“In the final seconds before sleep, I wish I could go back and undo everything, give those little girls another chance.”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
“It's simply human nature to have an occasional, fleeting interest in someone whom you once loved.”
Emily Giffin, Love the One You're With
“Well, because sometimes you love someone but they might not be the right
person for you. That takes some time to figure out”
Emily Giffin, Baby Proof
“how much have i changed. i was a parent-pleaser, a dutiful friend. i made safe, careful choices and hoped that things would fall into place for me. but i have learned that you make your own happiness, that part of going for what you want means losing something else. and when the stakes are high, the losses can be that much greater”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
“Then he asks if he can kiss me. It is a question I don’t usually like. Just do it, I always think.”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
“Looking back, I question whether I really loved Nate, or just the security of our relationship. I wonder if my feelings for him didn’t have a lot to do with hating my job. From the bar exam through that first hellish year as an associate, Nate was my escape. And sometimes that can feel an awful lot like love.”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
“You don't have to talk to someone to think about them and check up on them now and again.”
Emily Giffin, Love the One You're With
“ONE MORE CHNCE. Words that my mother heard, more than once. Words that women debate. Whether you CAN forgive and whether you SHOULD trust. I think of all the judgment from society, friends, and family, the overwhelming consensus seeming to be that you should not grant someone who betrayed you a second chance. That you should do everything you can to keep the knife out of your back, and to protect your heart and pride. Cowards give second chances. Fools give second chances. And I am no coward, no fool.”
Emily Giffin, Heart of the Matter
“there is always something comforting about knowing that you are not alone. That
other people feel the way you do. That you are a bit screwed up, but still normal.”
Emily Giffin, Baby Proof
“This time, I whispered that I loved him too. Then, I silently listed all the reason: I loved him for his gentleness. I loved him for being an amazing catch yet still vulnerable enough to be insecure. But most of all, I loved him for loving me.”
Emily Giffin, Something Blue
“I think the issue of female friendship really resonates well with women, ... So many women have a friend like Darcy or can relate to the feeling of being second-fiddle to a friend.”
Emily Giffin
“I'm going to keep seeing him as much as I can. We'll see what happens," I say, realizing that just "seeing what happens" is my version of "going for it.”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
“Love is seldom—almost never—an even proposition. Someone always
loves more.”
Emily Giffin, Baby Proof
“Things certainly aren't the way you imagine them when you're a kid and dreaming big dreams about what your life as a grown-up will look like.”
Emily Giffin, Baby Proof
“I find my voice and manage to say those three one-syllable words back to him. Words I haven't uttered in a very, very long time. Words that meant nothing before now.”
Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed
“Things are what they are and there's no point dwelling in the past or wondering what could have been.”
Emily Giffin, Where We Belong
“Don't you wish we could pick the
people we love?"
"Yeah," I say. "Or just make the people we love want the same things we want.”
Emily Giffin, Baby Proof


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