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  • Of course you can have a true Shadowhunter name," Will said. "You can have mine."
  • Tessa stared at him, all black and white against the black-and-white snow and stone. "Your name?"
  • Will took a step toward her, till they stood face-to-face. Then he reached to take her hand and slid off her glove, which he put into his pocket. He held her bare hand in his, his fingers curved around hers. His hand was warm and callused, and his touch made her shiver. His eyes were steady and blue; they were everything that Will was: true and tender, sharp and witty, loving and kind. "Marry me," he said. "Marry me, Tess. Marry me and be called Tessa Herondale. Or be Tessa Gray, or be whatever you wish to call yourself, but marry me and stay with me and never leave me, for I cannot bear another day of my life to go by that does not have you in it.” 
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  • “I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.” 

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  • “She didn't understand that. "How can anyone be afraid of love?"
  • "How can they not?" His face was completely aghast. "When you love someone... truly love them, friend or lover, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt—you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it's crippling—like having your heart carved out. It leaves you naked and exposed, wondering what you did to make them want to hurt you so badly when all you did was love them. What is so wrong with you that no one can keep faith with you? That no one can love you? To have it happen once is bad enough... but to have it repeated? Who in their right mind would not be terrified of that?” 

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  • “No matter how much you think you love somebody, you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.” 

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  • “You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your windows. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.” 

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  • “It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.” 

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  • “If my love were an ocean,
  • there would be no more land.
  • If my love were a desert,
  • you would see only sand.
  • If my love were a star-
  • late at night, only light.
  • And if my love could grow wings,
  • I'd be soaring in flight.” 

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  • “The damage was permanent; there would always be scars. But even the angriest scars faded over time until it was difficult to see them written on the skin at all, and the only thing that remained was the memory of how painful it had been.” 

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  • “There is always something left to love.” 

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  • “People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.” 

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  • “You two are too cute,” the counter girl said, setting two cups piled with whipped cream on the counter. She had a sort of lopsided, open smile that made me think she laughed a lot. “Seriously. How long have you been going out?”
  • Sam let go of my hands to get his wallet and took out some bills. “Six years.”
  • I wrinkled my nose to cover a laugh. Of course he would count the time that we’d been two entirely different species.
  • Whoa.” Counter girl nodded appreciatively. “That’s pretty amazing for a couple your age."
  • Sam handed me my hot chocolate and didn’t answer. But his yellow eyes gazed at me possessively—I wondered if he realized that the way he looked at me was far more intimate than copping a feel could ever be.
  • I crouched to look at the almond bark on the bottom shelf in the counter. I wasn’t quite bold enough to look at either of them when I admitted, “Well, it was love at first sight.”
  • The girl sighed. “That is just so romantic. Do me a favor, and don’t you two ever change. The world needs more love at first sight.” 

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  • “And to the devil with it if she is!" said the Consul. "One girl, who is not Nephilim, is not, cannot, be our priority."

  • "She is my priority!" Will shouted.” 

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  • “When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth.” 

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  • “If a girl starts out all casual with a guy and she doesn't tell him that she wants a relationship, it will never become a relationship. If you give the guy the impression that casual is okay with you, that's all he'll ever want. Be straight with him from the start. If he gets scared and runs away, he wasn't right for you.”

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  • “Oh no. Don't smile. You'll kill me. I stop breathing when you smile.” 

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  • “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” 

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  • “[Hiding how you really feel and trying to make everyone happy doesn't make you nice, it just makes you a liar.” 

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  • “I want morning and noon and nightfall with you. I want your tears, your smiles, your kisses...the smell of your hair, the taste of your skin, the touch of your breath on my face. I want to see you in the final hour of my life...to lie in your arms as I take my last breath.” 

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  • “If you can capture a woman's imagination, then you will have her. But imagination is a strange creature. It needs time and distance to function properly.” 

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  • “Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it's just another way to bleed.” 

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  • “I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes” 

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  • “Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves it's own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” 

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  • “Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will” 

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  • “They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can't stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that's a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it!” 

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  • “Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.” 

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  • “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” 

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  • “You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again.” 

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  • “You're beautiful, but you're empty...One couldn't die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she's the one I've watered. Since she's the one I put under glass, since she's the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she's the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she's my rose.” 

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  • “Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” 

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  • “I love you,' Buttercup said. 'I know this must come as something of a surprise to you, since all I've ever done is scorn you and degrade you and taunt you, but I have loved you for several hours now, and every second, more. I thought an hour ago that I loved you more than any woman has ever loved a man, but a half hour after that I knew that what I felt before was nothing compared to what I felt then. But ten minutes after that, I understood that my previous love was a puddle compared to the high seas before a storm. Your eyes are like that, did you know? Well they are. How many minutes ago was I? Twenty? Had I brought my feelings up to then? It doesn't matter.' Buttercup still could not look at him. The sun was rising behind her now; she could feel the heat on her back, and it gave her courage. 'I love you so much more now than twenty minutes ago that there cannot be comparison. I love you so much more now then when you opened your hovel door, there cannot be comparison. There is no room in my body for anything but you. My arms love you, my ears adore you, my knees shake with blind affection. My mind begs you to ask it something so it can obey. Do you want me to follow you for the rest of your days? I will do that. Do you want me to crawl? I will crawl. I will be quiet for you or sing for you, or if you are hungry, let me bring you food, or if you have thirst and nothing will quench it but Arabian wine, I will go to Araby, even though it is across the world, and bring a bottle back for your lunch. Anything there is that I can do for you, I will do for you; anything there is that I cannot do, I will learn to do. I know I cannot compete with the Countess in skills or wisdom or appeal, and I saw the way she looked at you. And I saw the way you looked at her. But remember, please, that she is old and has other interests, while I am seventeen and for me there is only you. Dearest Westley--I've never called you that before, have I?--Westley, Westley, Westley, Westley, Westley,--darling Westley, adored Westley, sweet perfect Westley, whisper that I have a chance to win your love.' And with that, she dared the bravest thing she'd ever done; she looked right into his eyes.” 

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  • Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!” 

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  • “Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or--such is the pleasure they experience--they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.” 

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  • “We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.” 

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  • “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -- it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.” 

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  • “My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” 

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  • “Snape's patronus was a doe,' said Harry, 'the same as my mother's because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from when they were children.” 

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  • “We could do it, you know."
  • "What?"
  • "Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it.” 

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  • “Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can't control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That's what it was like for me. I didn't plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if oyu planned on fallin gin love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only once, and that's why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I'll never forget a single moment of it.” 

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  • “Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make" and "stay" become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.” 

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  • “You have a... remarkable memory."
  • "I remember everything about you. You're the one who wasn't paying attention.” 

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  • “I think we ought to live happily ever after.” 

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  • “It happens like this. 

  • "One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else--closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel--one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them--even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering--the reason for their presence will become clear in due time."

  • Though here is a word of warning--you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn't to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.


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  • It's so dark right now, I can't see any light around me. 
  • That's because the light is coming from you. You can't see it but everyone else can.” 

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  • Stephanie Perkins
  • “I'm saying I'm in love with you! I've been in love with you this whole bleeding year!” 

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  • “We can't..." he told me.
  • "I know," I agreed.

  • Then his mouth was on mine again, and this time, I knew there would be no turning back. There were no walls this time. Our bodies wrapped together as he tried to get my coat off, then his shirt, then my shirt. ... It really was a lot like when we'd fought out on the quad earlier-that same passion and heat. I think at the end of the day, the instincts that power fighting and sex aren't so different. They all come from an animal side of us. 

  • Yet, as more and more clothes came off, it went beyond just animal passion. It was sweet and wonderful at the same time. When I looked into his eyes, I could see without a doubt that he loved me more than anyone else in the world, that I was his salvation, the same way that he was mine. I'd never expected my first time to be in a cabin in the woods, but I realized the place didn't matter. The person did. With someone you loved, you could be anywhere, and it would be incredible. Being in the most luxurious bed in the world wouldn't matter if you were with someone you didn't love.” 

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  • “What would you do if I kissed you right now?"
  • I stared at his beautiful face and his beautiful mouth and I wanted nothing more than to taste it. "I would kiss you back.” 

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  • “The best things in life make you sweaty.” 

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  • Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • “I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone's hand.” 

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  • “I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.” 

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  • “I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds– but I think of you always in those intervals.” 

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  • “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” 

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  • “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” 

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  • “Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.” 

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  • “Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.” 

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  • “The day the power of love overrules the love ofcpower, the world will know peace.” 

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  • “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” 

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  • “With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable.” 

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  • “I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here? My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff's miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If allc else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else recmained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.” 

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  • I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.” 

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  • “Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.” 

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  • “The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.” 

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  • “It’s dark now and I am very tired. I love you, always. Tcime is nothing.” 

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  • “Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long.

  • Good things come to those who wait.” 

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  • “Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt whcen it's time for them to be hurt.” 

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  • “After all this time?"
  • "Always...” 

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  • “It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a wcindow, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses. ” 

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  • “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” 

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  • When in a relationship, a real man doesn't make his woman jealous of others, he
  • “When in a relationship, a real man doesn't make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.” 

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  • “It's funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that's why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It's not the pain they're gettcing over, it's the love.” 

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  • “Love.

  • Because of you, in gardens of blossoming
  • Flowers I ache from the perfumes of spring.
  • I have forgotten your face, I no lconger
  • Remember your hands; how did your lips
  • Feel on mine?

  • Because of you, I love the white statues
  • Drowsing in the parks, the white statues that
  • Have neither voice nor sight.

  • I have forgotten your voice, your happy voice;
  • I have forgotten your eyes.

  • Like a flower to its perfume, I am bound to
  • My vague memory of you. I live with pain
  • That is like a wound; if you touch me, you will
  • Make to me an irreperable harm.

  • Your caresses enfold me, like climbing
  • Vines on melancholy walls.

  • I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to
  • Glimpse you in every window.

  • Because of you, the heady perfumes of
  • Summer pain me; because of you, I again
  • Seek out the signs that precipitate desires:
  • Shooting stars, falling objects.” 

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  • “Morning without you is a dwindled dcawn.” 

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  • “To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.” 

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  • “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” 

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  • “To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else's heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flighct of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell.” 

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  • “One thing I do know about intimacy is that there are certain natural laws which govern the sexual experience of two people, and that these laws cannot be budged any more than gravity can be negotiated with. To feel physically comfortable with someone else's body is not a decision you can make. It has very little to do with how two people think or act or talk or even look. The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not. When it isn't there (as I have learned in the past, with heartbreaking clarity) you can no more force it to exist than a surgeon can force a patient's body to accept a kidney from the wrong donor. My friend Annie says it all comes down to one simple question: "Do you want your belly pressed against this person's belly forever --or not?” 

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  • “We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.” 

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  • “This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love inc return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go.
  • I love you, T.” 

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  • “Ginny, listen...I can't be involved with you anymore. We've got to stop seeing each other. We can't be together."
  • "It's for some stupid noble reason isn't it?"
  • "It's been like...like something out of someone else's life these last few weeks with you. But I can't...we can't...I've got to do things alone nocw. Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to. He's already used you as bait once, and that was just because you were my best friend's sister. Think how much danger you'll be in if we keep this up. He'll know, he'll find out. He'll try and get me through you."
  • "What if I don't care?"
  • "I care. How do you think I'd feel if this was your funeral...and it was my fault...” 

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  • “Let us begin this letter, this prelude to an encounter, formally, as a declaration, in the old-fashioned way: I love you. You do not know me (although you have seen me, smiled at me). I know you (although not so well as I would like. I want to be there when your eyes flutter open in the morning, and you see me, and you smile. Surely this would be paradise enough?). So I do declare myself to you now, with pen set to paper. I declare it again: I love you.” 

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  • “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” 

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  • “This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot. The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a room, you can pretend that this is how it is, cthis is how it will be.” 

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  • “I know that the whole point—the only point—is toc
  • find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to
  • let them go.” 

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  • “You are my life now.” 

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  • “What was love, really? Flowers, chocolate, andc poetry? Or was it something else? Was it being able to finish someone's jokes? Was it having absolute faith that someone was there at your back? Was it knowing someone so well that they instantly understood why you did the things you did—and shared those same beliefs?” 

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  • “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.” 

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  • “You can’t put a price tag on love. But if you could, I’d wait for it to go on sale.” 

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  • “I can tell if two people are in love by how they hold each other’s hands, and how thick their sanitation gloves are.” 

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  • To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.” 

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  • “The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t knowc whether they’ll miss you or forget you.” 

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  • “If I were to live a thousand years, I would beclong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.” 

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  • “I know my heart will never be the same
  • But I'm telling myself I'll be okay” 

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  • “There's a difference between really loving someone and loving the idea of her.” 

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  • “It's okay,” he said. “We're together.” He didn't say you're okay, or we're alive. After all they'd been through over the last year, he knew that the most important thing was that they were together. She loved him for saying that.” 

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  • “Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.” 

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  • “Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” 

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  • “No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages
  • 1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • 2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
  • 3) Shirley Temple was 6 when shce became a movie stacr on “Bright Eyes.”
  • 4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
  • 5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
  • 6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that sccored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
  • 7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
  • 8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
  • 9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
  • 10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 whecn the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
  • 11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
  • 12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
  • 13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
  • 14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
  • 15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
  • 16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France 
  • 17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
  • 18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
  • 19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
  • 20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
  • 21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
  • 22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
  • 23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrcote the speech “I Have a Dream."
  • 24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics 
  • 25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
  • 26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
  • 27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
  • 28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
  • 29) Christopher Columbus was 41 whecn he discovered the Americas
  • 30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
  • 31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
  • 32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
  • 33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote "The Hunger Games"
  • 34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
  • 35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
  • 36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
  • 37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
  • 38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat".
  • 40) Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
  • 41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
  • 42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
  • 43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he becamec President of the US
  • 44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
  • 45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President” 

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  • “There ain't no way you can hold ocnto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.” 

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  • “Please Mia," he implores. "Don't make me write a song.” 

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  • “I dreamed I spoke in another's language,
  • I dreamed I lived in another's skin,
  • I dreamed I was my own beloved,
  • I dreamed I was a tiger's kin.

  • I dreamed that Eden lived inside me,
  • And when I breathed a garden came,
  • I dreamed I knew all of Creation,
  • I dreamed I knew the Creator's name.

  • I dreamed--and this dream was the finest--
  • That all I dreamed was real and true,
  • And we would live in joy forever,
  • You in me, and me in you.” 

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  • “It's not that you should never love something so much that it can control you.
  • It's that you need to love something that much so you can never be controlled.
  • It's not a weakness.
  • It's your best strength.” 

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  • “Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 
  • Thou art more lovely and more temperate: 
  • Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, 
  • And summer's lease hathc all too short a date: 
  • Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines, 
  • And too often is his gold complexion dimm'd: 
  • And every fair from fair sometimes declines, 
  • By chance or natures changing course untrimm'd; 
  • By thy eternal summer shall not fade, 
  • Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; 
  • Nor shall Death brag thou cwander'st in his shade, 
  • When in eternal lines to time thou growest: 
  • So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, 
  • So long lives this and this gives life to thee.” 

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  • “One day spent with someone you love can change everything.” 

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  • “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” 

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  • “How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.” 

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  • “When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.” 

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  • “He's not your prince charming if he doesn't make sure you knocw that you're his princess.” 

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  • “His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim pasct, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before.” 

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  • “The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.” 

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  • “I care," he said in a trembling voice. "I care so mcuch that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.” 

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  • “My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, brecath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That's just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.” 

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  • “When you love someone you let them take care of you.” 

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  • “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” 

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  • “I love you more than I think I should.” 

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  • “I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbcian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.” 

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  • “I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will comec a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” 

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  • Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'cIt's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'

  • 'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit. 

  • 'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.' 

  • 'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?' 

  • 'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.” 

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  • “Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not checesy,” Wren said. “It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.” 

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  • “I have never found anybody who could stand to accept the daily cdemonstrative love I feel in me, and give back as good as I give.” 

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  • “I will find you," he whispered in my ear. "I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you - then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betcrayed and broken trust. But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest."

  • His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me.

  • Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.” 

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  • “If I die, I will wait for you, do you understand? No matter how long. I will watch from beyond to make sure you live every year you have to its fullest, and then we’ll have so much to talk about when I see you again… (Bones)” 

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  • “The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.” 

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  • “Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.” 

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  • “Now very much against her will, she thought of the way Jace had looked at her then, the blaze of faith in his eyes, his belief in her. He had always thought she was strong. He had showed it in everything he did, in every look and every toucch. Simon had faith in her too, yet when he'd held her, it had been as if she were something fragile, something made of declicate glass. But Jace had held her with all the strength he had, never wondering if she could take it--he'd known she was as strong has he was.” 

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  • “The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.” 

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  • “It's the imperfections that make things beautiful” 

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  • “Goodbyes are only for those who love with thceir eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” 

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  • “Some people feel like they don't deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.” 

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  • “Don't leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.” 

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  • “One day, when I am a braver man, I will tell her these things, and then I will look her in the eye tell her I love her and ask her to be only mine. But until that day, we're just friends.” 

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  • “Love is a form of prejudice. You love what you need, you love what makes you feel good, you love what is convenient. How can you say cyou love one person when there are ten thousand people in the world that you would love more if you ever met thecm? But you'll never meet them. All right, so we do the best we can. Granted. But we must still realize that love is just the result of a chance encounter. Most people make too much of it. On these grounds a good fuck is not to be entirely scorned. But that's the result of a chance meeting too. You're damned right. Drink up. We'll have another.” 

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  • “I belong to the people I love, and they beloncg to me--they, and the love and loyaty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.” 

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  • “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” 

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  • “Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens” 

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  • “Here's something else to think about: calling when you say you're going to is the very first brick in the house you are building of love and trust. If he can't lay this one stupid brick down, you ain't never gonna have a house baby, and it's cold outside.” 

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  • “Falling for him would be like cliff diving. It woucld be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make.” 

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  • “There is no pretending",Jace said with absolute clacrity."I love you,and I will love you until I die,and if there's a life after that,I'll love you then."
  • She caught her breath.He had said it-the words there was no going back from.” 

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  • “You teach me now how cruel you've been - cruel and false. Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort. You deserve this. You have killed yourself. Yes, you may kiss me, and cry; acnd wring out my kisses and tears: they'll blight you - they'll damn you. You loved me - what right had you to leave me? What right - answer me - for the poor fancy you felt for Linton? Because misery, and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will did it. I have no broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong. Do I want to live? What kind of living will it be when you - Oh, God! would you like to lie with your soul in the grave?” 

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  • “In secret we met -
  • In silence I grieve,
  • That thy heart could forget,
  • Thy spirit deceive.
  • If I should meet thee
  • After long years,
  • How should I greet thee? -
  • With silence and tears” 

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  • “If I am to be fallen into love, I will. And if as a resultc I will appear to be stupid, disillusioned, and of poor judgment, I will. And I would be damned if I cared what other people think. For I would rather be thought of as all of these things, than noct love. If in loving, I become the naked woman on the horse, I will ride that horse with my head held high. This is my spirit. I am unbreakable.” 

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  • P.G. Wodehouse
  • “The voice of Love seemed to call to me, but it was a wrong number.” 

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  • “The love that moves the sun and the other stars.” 

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  • “How far should a person go in the nacme of true love?” 

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  • “Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead. --I shall feel it."

  • She dropped her head again on Marius' knees, and her eyelids closed. He thought the poor soul had departed. Eponine remained motionlesscyes in which cappeared the sombre profundity of death, and said to him in a tone whose sweetness seemed already to proceed from another world:--

  • "And by the way, Monsieur Marius, I believe that I was a little bit in love with you.” 

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  • “Because I can't help doing it," he said with a cshrug. "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 cpuzzle. "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.” 

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  • “I don't care what you say to me. I care what you share with me.” 

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  • I don't want to lose you.' His voice almost a whisper. Seeing his haggard expression, she took his hand and squeezed it, then reluctantly let it go. She could feel the tears again, and she fought them back. 'But you don't want to keep me, ecither, do you?' To that, he had no response.” 

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  • “I may not always be with you 
  • But when we're far apcart
  • Remember you will be with me
  • Right inside my heart” 

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  • “Have you ever lost yourself in a kiss? I mean pure psychedelic inebriation. Not just lustful petting but transcendental metamorphosis when you became aware that the greatness of this being was breathing into you. Licking the sides and corners of your mouth, like sealing a thousand fleshy envelopes filled with the essence of your passionate being ancd then opened by the same mouth and delivered back to you, over and ocver again - the first kiss of the rest of your life. A kiss that confirms that the universe is aligned, that the world's greatest resource is love, and maybe even that God is a woman. With or without a belief in God, all kisses are metaphors decipherable by allocations of time, circumstance, and understanding” 

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  • “Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt! May your eyes never shed such stormy, scalding, heart-wrung tears as poured from mince. May you never appeal to Heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agised as in that hour left my lips: for never may you, like me, dread to be the instrument of evil to what you wholly love.” 

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  • “Then, one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...you give them a piecec of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore.” 

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  • “In this world, it cis too common for people to search for someone to lose themselves in. But I am already lost. I will look for someone to find myself in.” 

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  • “Maybe the first time you saw her you were ten. She was standing in the sun scratching her legs. Or tracing letters in the dirt with a stick. Her hair was being pulled. Or she was pulling someone's hair. And a part of you was drawn to her, and a part of you resisted--wanting to ride off on your bicycle, kick a stone, remain uncomplicated. In cthe same breath you felt the strength of a man, and a self-pity that made you feel small and hurt. Part of you thought: Please don't look at me. If you don't, I can still turn away. And part of you thought: Look at me.” 

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  • “We cultivate love when we allocw our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.

  • Love is not something we givec or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

  • Shame, blame, disrespect, betraycal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can ocnly survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.” 

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  • Virginia Woolf
  • “Love, the poet said, is woman's whole existence.” 

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  • “Love is heavy and light, bricght and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!
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  • “I'm gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating.” 

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  • “Let’s start with this statistic: You are delicious. Be brave, my sweet. I know you can get lonely. I know you can crave companionship and sex and love so badly that it physically hurts. But I truly believe that the only cway you can find out that there’s something better out there is to first believe there’s something better out there. What other choice is there?” 

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  • “To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer frocm too much happiness.” 

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  • “If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.” 

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  • “Every true love and friecndship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough.” 

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  • “Love. The reason I dislikec that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand."

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  • “We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As longc as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” 

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  • “The future for me is already a thing of the past -
  • You were my first love and you will be my last” 

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  • WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep, 
  • And nodding by the fire, take down this book, 
  • And slowly read, and cdream of the soft look 
  • Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; 

  • How many loved your moments of glad grace, 
  • And loved your beautyc with love false or true, 
  • But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, 
  • And loved the sorrows of your changing face; 

  • And bending down becside the glowing bars, 
  • Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled 
  • And paced upon the mountains overhead 
  • And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.” 

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  • “Why is love intensified by absence?” 

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  • “...unrequited love does not die; it's only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who cacme before.” 

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  • “I have little left in myself -- I must have you. The world may laugh -- may call me absurd, selfish -- but it does not signify. My vercy soul demands you: it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame.” 

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  • “I love you," he whispered, and that was the moment he knew what he was going to do. When you loved someone, you put their needs before your own. No matter how inconceivable those needs were; no matter how fucked up; noc matter how much it made you feel like you were ripping yourself into pieces.” 

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  • “If I love you, what business is it of yours?” 

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  • “I want to try makcing things right because picking up the pieces is way better than leaving them the way they are.” 

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  • “Let me die the moment my love dies. 
  • Let me not outlive my own capacity to love. 
  • Let me die still loving, and so, never die.” 

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  • “She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all thec right order.” 

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  • “Kissing - and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing - is the most delicious, most beautiful and passionate thicng that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down.” 

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  • I will not tryc to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit
  • “I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I 

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