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“Good things don’t wait until you’re ready. Sometimes they come right before, when you’re almost there. And I figured when that happens, you can let them pass by like a bus not meant for you. Or you can get ready. So I got ready.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
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“I had predicated my life on the idea that I wanted to see everywhere extraordinary, but I’d come to realize that extraordinary is everywhere.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“True love doesn’t always last,” I say. “It doesn’t always have to be for a lifetime”
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“don’t think that true love means your only love.

I think true love means loving truly.

Loving purely. Loving wholly.

Maybe, if you’re the kind of person who’s willing to give all of yourself, the kind of person who is willing to love with all of your heart even though you’ve experienced just how much it can hurt . . . maybe you get lots of true loves, then. Maybe that’s the gift you get for being brave.”
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“There is other love out there for me. But it’s different. It isn’t this. It isn’t this exact love. It’s better and it’s worse. But I guess that’s sort of the point of love between two people—you can’t re-create it. Every time you love, everyone you love, the love is different. You’re different in it.”
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“They say that when you remember something, you are really remembering the last time you remembered it. Each time you recollect a memory, you change it, ever so slightly, shading it with new information, new feelings.”
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“When you love someone, it seeps out of everything you do, it bleeds into everything you say, it becomes so ever-present, that eventually it becomes ordinary to hear, no matter how extraordinary it is to feel.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“Just because something isn’t meant to last a lifetime doesn’t mean it wasn’t meant to be.”
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“I have changed over time. That’s what people do.

People aren’t stagnant. We evolve in reaction to our pleasures and our pains.”
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“Falling out of love with someone you still like feels exactly like lying in a warm bed and hearing the alarm clock.

No matter how good you feel right now, you know it’s time to go.”
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“I want to be with someone who lives for me. I want to be with someone who considers me the love of her life. I deserve that.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“What else could you want in a person other than kindness and humor? I'm not sure anything else really matters to me.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“It’s funny, isn’t it? So often men see betrayal in what you’ve done instead of how you feel.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“Sam smiled. “Think of all the people in the world,” he said, tucking my longest hair behind my ear. “And I was lucky enough to find you twice.”.”
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“I have something really important to tell you,” he said. “Are you ready? It’s really important. It’s breaking news.”

“Tell me.”

“I’ll love you forever.”

“I already knew that,” I said. “And I’ll love you forever, too.”

“Yeah?”

“Yeah,” I said. “I’ll love you until we’re so old we can barely walk on our own and we have to get walkers and put those cut-up yellow tennis balls on them. I’ll love you past that, actually. I’ll love you until the end of time.”
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“It’s a scary thought, isn’t it? That every single person on this planet could lose their one true love and live to love again? It means the one you love could love again if they lost you.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“When you lose someone you love, it’s hard to imagine that you’ll ever feel better. That, one day, you’ll manage to be in a good mood simply because the weather is nice or the barista at the coffee shop on the corner remembered your order.

But it does happen.

If you’re patient and you work at it.”
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“I love you,” he says. “I love you so much. I love waking up with you on Sunday mornings when we don’t have any plans. And I love coming home to you at night, seeing you reading a book, bundled up in a sweater and huge socks even though you have the heat up to eighty-eight degrees. I want that for the rest of my life. I want you to be my wife. That’s what I want.”

I want to tell him that I want that, too. Ever since I met him I’ve wanted that, too. But now everything is different, everything has changed. And I’m not sure what I want at all.

“But I don’t want you to share those things with me because you have to, because you feel it’s right to honor a promise we made months ago. I want us to share all of that together because it’s what makes you happy, because you wake up every day glad that you’re with me, because you have the freedom to choose the life you want, and you choose our life together. That’s what I want. If I don’t give you the chance to leave right now, then I don’t know,” he says, shrugging. “I just don’t think I’ll ever feel comfortable again.”
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“We are two people who are madly in love with our old selves. And that is not the same as being in love.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“Flirting is probably just as much about falling in love with yourself as it is with someone else. It's about seeing yourself through someone's eyes and realizing there is plenty to like about yourself, plenty of reasons someone might hang on your every word.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“I think that perhaps everyone has a moment that splits their life in two. When you look back on your own time line there's a sharp spike somewhere along the way, some event that changed you, changed your life more than the others. A moment that creates a before and an after. Maybe it's when you meet your love or you figure out your life's passion or you have your first child. Maybe it's something wonderful. Maybe it's something tragic. But when it happens it tints your memories, shifts your perspective on your own life and it suddenly seems as if everyone you've been through falls under the label of pre or post.”
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“It all hurts so bad and feels so good that I’d swear my heart is bleeding.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“Good things don’t wait until you’re ready. Sometimes they come right before, when you’re almost there.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“I think I’m heading into a time in my life where words and labels will lose their meaning. It will only be the intent behind them that will matter.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“I was flirting. Me. Flirting.

It feels so good to flirt. No one ever talks about that. But in that moment, I felt like flirting was the very thing that made the world go around.

The excitement of wondering what the other person will say next. The thrill of knowing someone is looking at you, liking what they see. The rush of looking at someone and liking what you see in them. Flirting is probably just as much about falling in love with yourself as it is with someone else.

It’s about seeing yourself through someone’s eyes and realizing there is plenty to like about yourself, plenty of reasons someone might hang on your every word.”
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“Romantic love is a beautiful thing under the right circumstances. But those circumstances are so specific and rare, aren’t they?

It’s rare that you love the person who loves you, that you love only the person who loves only you. Otherwise, somebody’s heartbroken.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“There is nothing more romantic than this. Holding the very person that you thought you lost, and knowing you’ll never lose them again.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves
“Hollow and empty are terrible ways to feel when you're used to being full of joy. But it's not so bad when you're used to feeling full of pain. Hollow feels okay. Empty feels like a beginning. Which is nice, because for so long you have felt like you were at the end.”
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“I am stronger than when I knew them. I stand straighter. I am more patient. I hold fewer grudges. I am more thankful for what I have, less resentful for what I don’t. I am less restless. I read a lot more books. I play the piano. I’m engaged.”
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“You know how every once in a while you look back on your life and you wonder how so much time has passed? You wonder how each moment bled into the next and created the days, months, and years that now all feel like seconds?

That’s how I feel.

Right now.

In this moment.

It feels like our entire past together spans eons and the time I’ve spent without him is an insignificant little flash.”
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