Love Triangles Quotes

Quotes tagged as "love-triangles" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Foz Meadows
“Something that’s bothered me for a while now is the current profligacy in YA culture of Team Boy 1 vs Team Boy 2 fangirling. [...] Despite the fact that I have no objection to shipping, this particular species of team-choosing troubled me, though I had difficulty understanding why. Then I saw it applied to Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy – Team Peeta vs Team Gale – and all of a sudden it hit me that anyone who thought romance and love-triangles were the main event in that series had utterly missed the point. Sure, those elements are present in the story, but they aren’t anywhere near being the bones of it, because The Hunger Games, more than anything else, is about war, survival, politics, propaganda and power. Seeing such a strong, raw narrative reduced to a single vapid argument – which boy is cuter? – made me physically angry.

So, look. People read different books for different reasons. The thing I love about a story are not necessarily the things you love, and vice versa. But riddle me this: are the readers of these series really so excited, so thrilled by the prospect of choosing! between! two! different! boys! that they have to boil entire narratives down to a binary equation based on male physical perfection and, if we’re very lucky, chivalrous behaviour? While feminism most certainly champions the right of women to chose their own partners, it also supports them to choose things besides men, or to postpone the question of partnership in favour of other pursuits – knowledge, for instance. Adventure. Careers. Wild dancing. Fun. Friendship. Travel. Glorious mayhem. And while, as a woman now happily entering her fourth year of marriage, I’d be the last person on Earth to suggest that male companionship is inimical to any of those things, what’s starting to bother me is the comparative dearth of YA stories which aren’t, in some way, shape or form, focussed on Girls Getting Boyfriends, and particularly Hot Immortal Or Magical Boyfriends Whom They Will Love For All Eternity.

Blog post: Love Team Freezer”
Foz Meadows

Mirella Muffarotto
“I tried to hate you, to forgive you, all just to forget you, but I'm only capable of loving you. You're tattooed onto my skin, and the more I try to erase you, the deeper you sink in.”
Mirella Muffarotto, Every Boy is a Book

Mirella Muffarotto
“You two are bound to one another. You always have been … and you can't run away from what you are. No matter where you go, your feelings for her are going to follow you.”
Mirella Muffarotto, Every Boy is a Book

Samantha Young
“That's it...I'm completely giving up on boys and concentrating on staying alive.”
Samantha Young, Scorched Skies

Mirella Muffarotto
“Her heart was telling her to trust him, but it wouldn’t be the first time that that foolish muscle, there in the middle of her chest, had betrayed her.”
Mirella Muffarotto, Every Boy is a Book

Lisa Mantchev
“Mustardseed grinned at Bertie. "I was never any good at geometry, but you’re stuck in a love triangle, aren’t you?"

"Shut up," she ordered even as Moth asked, "But what if there were four of them?"

"That’s a love rectangle, and five people would be a love pentagon."

"And what are six people in love?" Cobweb demanded.

Mustardseed thought it over a moment. "Manslaughter, I suppose.”
Lisa Mantchev , So Silver Bright

Tamara Rose Blodgett
“Tell me you do not feel as I do and I will leave you and you may be with another.”
Tamara Rose Blodgett, The Savage Blood

Sierra Dean
“...Fate forced me to become a two-man woman. But there was no effing way I could be a four-man woman.
Even metaphysics couldn't keep that from being whorey.”
Sierra Dean, A Bloody Good Secret

Mirella Muffarotto
“She was afraid of giving in to that overwhelming, absolute, unconditional love, a love that had shown her the route to heaven, but which had also taught her how much one could suffer, to the point where even the sound of your own tears became deafening.”
Mirella Muffarotto, Every Boy is a Book

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“A.Coward," he repeated, and I briefly considered picking up the vase in the center of the island and throwing it at him."Not making a choice is the coward's way out. You love both of them. I get that. But you don't feel the same kind of love for both of them, and the sooner you accept that the better.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Every Last Breath

Mirella Muffarotto
“It's absurd how crazy love can make you...
...but even more absurd how stupid jealousy can make you!”
Mirella Muffarotto, Every Boy is a Book

Mirella Muffarotto
“Matteo lived inside her like a memory that paradoxically stopped the pain and which she could never get enough of... because there was, and never would be, anything that was like him. Wherever she went, whatever she did, he was the only thing she truly loved, and which she sadly no longer had.”
Mirella Muffarotto, Every Boy is a Book

Junot Díaz
“He's really jealous, Ybon said rather weakly. Just have him meet me, Oscar said. I make all boyfriends feel better about themselves.”
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“When I was twelve, someone stole all those dreams of normal from me." ~ Blake”
Ashley Poch, Luck of Love

Foz Meadows
“As a fantasist, I well understand the power of escapism, particularly as relates to romance. But when so many stories aimed at the same audience all trumpet the same message – And Lo! There shall be Two Hot Boys, one of them your Heart’s Intended, the other a vain Pretender who is also hot and with whom you shall have guilty makeouts before settling down with your One True Love – I am inclined to stop viewing the situation as benign and start wondering why, for instance, the heroines in these stories are only ever given a powerful, magical destiny of great importance to the entire world so long as fulfilling it requires male protection, guidance and companionship, and which comes to an end just as soon as they settle their inevitable differences with said swain and start kissing.

I mean to invoke is something of the danger of mob rule, only applied to narrative and culture. Viz: that the comparative harmlessness of individuals does not prevent them from causing harm en masse. Take any one story with the structure mentioned above, and by itself, there’s no problem. But past a certain point, the numbers begin to tell – and that poses a tricky question. In the case of actual mobs, you’ll frequently find a ringleader, or at least a core set of agitators: belligerent louts who stir up feeling well beyond their ability to contain it. In the case of novels, however, things aren’t so clear cut. Authors tell the stories they want to tell, and even if a number of them choose to write a certain kind of narrative either in isolation or inspired by their fellows, holding any one of them accountable for the total outcome would be like trying to blame an avalanche on a single snowflake. Certainly, we may point at those with the greatest (arguable) influence or expostulate about creative domino effects, but as with the drop that breaks the levee, it is impossible to try and isolate the point at which a cluster of stories became a culture of stories – or, for that matter, to hold one particular narrative accountable for the whole.”
Foz Meadows

Molly Ringle
“She just kept staring at her," she lamented. "Like I wasn't even there."

..."The trouble with lesbian love triangles is you can't tell which 'she' and which 'her' we're talking about.”
Molly Ringle, Underworld's Daughter

Melissa Aragon
“We were walking that tightrope between friends and something more...”
Melissa Aragon, Unexpectedly Out of Focus

Victoria L. James
“Just close your eyes and fall. Fall backwards in your mind and tell me who you see catching you. Is it him... or is it me?”
Victoria L. James, Natexus

“This series opener offers an intriguing premise born from the bloody mythology of Central America…fans of mythology-driven stories will appreciate Dela’s integration of Mayan/Aztec legends into an otherwise typical supernatural romance.”
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Mirella Muffarotto
“The French poet Mallarmé and, after him, Borges, claimed that “everything in the world exists to end up in a book,” and if that’s true, and that even every man is a book, Federico was undoubtedly created by the pen of Keats or some other tormented Romantic poet; while Matteo was pure passion, like Shakespeare’s Romeo: spontaneous, intense, and impetuously real.”
Mirella Muffarotto, Every Boy is a Book

Mirella Muffarotto
“Marika could feel herself cocking the trigger of a loaded gun and pointing it at herself, because the truth could be too shocking a revelation, something that would shake their lives to the core... but lies were just a dead-end alleyway that offered no way out.”
Mirella Muffarotto, Every Boy is a Book

Nicole Gulla
“Hayabusa…it’s one of the fastest production motorcycles in the world. Believe me when I say you’ll never ride on another motorcycle after you feel the power this baby has. It is unlike anything you’ll ever feel between your legs.”
Nicole Gulla, The Lure of the Moon

Nicole Gulla
“My hands were trembling, but only because of who he was, not because I was scared of him. I oddly felt calmed by his presence. He smiled as he placed his hands in the pockets of his charcoal gray pants. He was finely dressed in a black button up shirt that was unbuttoned at the top low enough to see where his chest began. It clung to him, accentuating every muscular detail. I shook my head. I had to stop evaluating him.
“Is everything okay?” Ethan asked, tilting his head to the side, trying to read my expression.
“Huh…oh, yeah, fine.”
Nicole Gulla, The Lure of the Moon

Mirella Muffarotto
“There are people in my life who count more than playing soccer in Serie A”
Mirella Muffarotto, Every Boy is a Book

Aleksandar Ilić
“Zajebana stvar kod ljubavnih trouglova je to što si
uvek u ćošku.”
Aleksandar Ilić

Nicole Gulla
“How lucky am I that a beautiful girl like you spills a drink on me?”
I blushed. Shit! I couldn’t take my eyes off him, he was strikingly handsome.”
Nicole Gulla, The Lure of the Moon