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  • #1
    Andrew  Boyd
    “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: it's got to be the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.”

    I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.”
    Andrew Boyd, Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe

  • #2
    bell hooks
    “Usually adult males who are unable to make emotional connections with the women they choose to be intimate with are frozen in time, unable to allow themselves to love for fear that the loved one will abandon them. If the first woman they passionately loved, the mother, was not true to her bond of love, then how can they trust that their partner will be true to love. Often in their adult relationships these men act out again and again to test their partner's love. While the rejected adolescent boy imagines that he can no longer receive his mother's love because he is not worthy, as a grown man he may act out in ways that are unworthy and yet demand of the woman in his life that she offer him unconditional love. This testing does not heal the wound of the past, it merely reenacts it, for ultimately the woman will become weary of being tested and end the relationship, thus reenacting the abandonment. This drama confirms for many men that they cannot put their trust in love. They decide that it is better to put their faith in being powerful, in being dominant.”
    bell hooks

  • #3
    Shannon L. Alder
    “Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they become the worse type of person. Unfortunately, they end up hurting themselves in the long run. They don’t want to hurt other people. It is against their very nature. They want to make amends and undo the wrong they did. Their life is a wave of highs and lows. They live with guilt and constant pain over unresolved situations and misunderstandings. They are tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated. This type of person needs the most love anyone can give them because their soul has been constantly bruised by others. However, despite the tragedy of what they have to go through in life, they remain the most compassionate people worth knowing, and the ones that often become activists for the broken hearted, forgotten and the misunderstood. They are angels with broken wings that only fly when loved.”
    Shannon L. Alder

  • #4
    Richelle Mead
    “Because I can't help doing it," he said with a shrug. "And hey, if I keep loving you, maybe you'll eventually crack and love me too. Hell, I'm pretty sure you're already half in love with me."

    "I am not! And everything you just said is ridiculous. That's terrible logic."

    Adrian returned to his crossword puzzle. "Well, you can think what you want, so long as you remember-no matter how ordinary things seem between us-I'm still here, still in love with you, and care about you more than any other guy, evil or otherwise, ever will."

    "I don't think you're evil."

    "See? Things are already looking promising.”
    Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell

  • #5
    Cornel West
    “We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.”
    Cornel West, Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life

  • #6
    Lorrie Moore
    “This is what happened in love. One of you cried a lot and then both of you grew sarcastic.”
    Lorrie Moore, Like Life

  • #7
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn't exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

  • #8
    bell hooks
    “When we face pain in relationships our first response is often to sever bonds rather than to maintain commitment.

    bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

  • #9
    I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead,
    “I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”
    Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

  • #10
    Haruki Murakami
    “Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories.”
    Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

  • #11
    David Levithan
    misgivings, n.

    Last night, I got up the courage to ask you if you regretted us.
    "There are things I miss," you said. "But if I didn't have you, I'd miss more.”
    David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

  • #12
    Nicholas Sparks
    “Love doesn't mean anything if you're not willing to make a commitment, and you have to think not only about what you want, but about what he wants. Not just now, but in the future.”
    Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven

  • #13
    John Green
    “And then the line was quite but not dead. I almost felt like he was there in my room with me, but in a way it was better, like I was not in my room and he was not in his, but instead we were together in some invisible and tenuous third space that could only be visited on the phone.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #14
    Pandora Poikilos
    “The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms.”
    Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

  • #15
    Katie Kacvinsky
    “Don't worry about hurting me, if that's what you're afraid of. I want to get hurt. At least I´ll feel something for a change.”
    Katie Kacvinsky, Awaken

  • #16
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • #17
    “You Can't Lose Something You Never Had”
    Kate G. Hudson

  • #18
    “You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.”
    pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

  • #19
    John Green
    “May I see you again?" he asked. There was an endearing nervousness in his voice.

    I smiled. "Sure."

    "Tomorrow?" he asked.

    "Patience, grasshopper," I counseled. "You don't want to seem overeager.

    "Right, that's why I said tomorrow," he said. "I want to see you again tonight. But I'm willing to wait all night and much of tomorrow." I rolled my eyes. "I'm serious," he said.

    "You don't even know me," I said. I grabbed the book from the center console. "How about I call you when I finish this?"

    "But you don't even have my phone number," he said.

    "I strongly suspect you wrote it in this book."

    He broke out into that goofy smile. "And you say we don't know each other.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #20
    John Green
    “Someday no one will remember that she ever existed, I wrote in my notebook, and then, or that I did. Because memories fall apart, too. And then you're left with nothing, left not even with a ghost but with its shadow. In the beginning, she had haunted me, haunted my dreams, but even now, just weeks later, she was slipping away, falling apart in my memory and everyone else's, dying again.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #21
    “All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as water. And that's the tragedy of living.”
    pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

  • #22
    “And then my soul saw you and it kind of went "Oh there you are. I've been looking for you.”
    pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

  • #23
    Tom Robbins
    “Albert Camus wrote that the only serious question is whether to kill yourself or not.
    Tom Robbins wrote that the only serious question is whether time has a beginning and an end.
    Camus clearly got up on the wrong side of bed, and Robbins must have forgotten to set the alarm.
    There is only one serious question. And that is: Who knows how to make love stay?
    Answer me that and I will tell you whether or not to kill yourself.”
    Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

  • #24
    “This is why it hurts the way it hurts.

    You have too many words in your head. There are too many ways to describe the way you feel. You will never have the luxury of a dull ache.

    You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much.”
    pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

  • #25
    Iain Thomas
    “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place”
    Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

  • #26
    “When sadness was the sea, you were the one that taught me to swim”
    pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

  • #27
    “You keep telling me to be glad for what we had while we had it. That the brightest flame burns quickest. Which means you saw us as a candle. And I saw us as the sun.”
    pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

  • #28
    “You can be in love and you can be in a relationship. But they’re not always the same thing.”
    pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

  • #29
    “I could’ve sworn I was telling the truth when I told you I didn’t miss you.”
    pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

  • #30
    Anaïs Nin
    “In my childhood diary I wrote: “I have decided that it is better not to love anyone, because when you love people, then you have to be separated from them, and that hurts too much.”
    Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

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