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If there's a thing I've learned in my life it's to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don't

Cassandra Clare
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If there's a thing I've learned in my life it's to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don't

Cassandra Clare
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The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
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There's a difference between really loving someone and loving the idea of her.

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
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Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will

John Green, Paper Towns
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When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth.

Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
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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.

Susane Colasanti, Waiting for You
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I think we ought to live happily ever after.

Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle
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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.

Lisa Kleypas, Again the Magic
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With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable.

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
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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.

Kathleen Tessaro
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We accept the love we think we deserve.

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche
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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well
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You love me. Real or not real?"I tell him, "Real.

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
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I'm in love with you," he said quietly."Augustus," I said."I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. 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 come 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.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
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People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master...

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
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You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.

Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
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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.

Robert Fulghum, True Love
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Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

Anaïs Nin
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There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
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I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.

Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones
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Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.

Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight
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We love the things we love for what they are.

Robert Frost
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And now I’m looking at you,” he said, “and you’re asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. I never dared give much of myself to anyone before – bits of myself to the Lightwoods, to Isabelle and Alec, but it took years to do it – but, Clary, since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.

Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
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Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi
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Promise YourselfTo be so strong that nothingcan disturb your peace of mind.To talk health, happiness, and prosperityto every person you meet.To make all your friends feelthat there is something in themTo look at the sunny side of everythingand make your optimism come true.To think only the best, to work only for the best,and to expect only the best.To be just as enthusiastic about the success of othersas you are about your own.To forget the mistakes of the pastand press on to the greater achievements of the future.To wear a cheerful countenance at all timesand give every living creature you meet a smile.To give so much time to the improvement of yourselfthat you have no time to criticize others.To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,not in loud words but great deeds.To live in faith that the whole world is on your sideso long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them
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I would always rather be happy than dignified.

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
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This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
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I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.

Shana Abe
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The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!

Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
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Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful.

Milan Kundera
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Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.

Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version
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They didn’t agree on much. In fact, they didn’t agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other ever day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
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If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
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It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it's so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn't coma back. You're left so alone that you can't explain. Damn, there's nothing like that, is there? I've been there and you have too. You're nodding your head.

Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins
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Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey
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Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford
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It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
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And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version
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If you like her, if she makes you happy, and if you feel like you know her---then don't let her go.

Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle
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How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.

Shel Silverstein
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If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.

Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
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If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.

Kahlil Gibran
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When love is not madness it is not love.

Pedro Calderón de la Barca
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Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.

Cassandra Clare, City of Bones
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True love is rare, and it's the only thing that gives life real meaning.

Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle
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It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.

Vincent van Gogh
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There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet. "Is this the moment?" Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. "OI! There's a war going on here!" Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other. "I know, mate," said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, "so it's now or never, isn't it?" "Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?" Harry shouted. "D'you think you could just --- just hold it in, until we've got the diadem?" "Yeah --- right --- sorry ---" said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it's over.

Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe
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Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
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What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
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If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley, Guitar Chord Songbook - Bob Marley
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We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don't even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It's time to put an end to this. It's time for us to let ourselves be loved.

C. JoyBell C.
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And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.

Nicholas Sparks, Dear John
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Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.

Paulo Coelho
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I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
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One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.

Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever
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The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them

Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
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When I am with you, we stay up all night.When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.Praise God for those two insomnias!And the difference between them.

Jalaluddin Rumi
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The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last.

Nicholas Sparks, Dear John
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I fell in love with him. But I don't just stay with him by default as if there's no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.

Veronica Roth, Allegiant
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Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I'm gazing at a distant star. It's dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.Maybe the star doesn't even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.

Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun
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A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
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I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.

Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
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Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.

Mary Oliver
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I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe.

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
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I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia.

C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair
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Peeta, how come I never know when you're having a nightmare?” I say.“I don't know. I don't think I cry out or thrash around or anything. I just come to, paralyzed with terror,” he says.“You should wake me,” I say, thinking about how I can interrupt his sleep two or three times on a bad night. About how long it can take to calm me down.“It's not necessary. My nightmares are usually about losing you,” he says. “I'm okay once I realize you're here.

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire
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The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
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I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart.

Nicholas Sparks, Dear John
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What she had realized was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst.

Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Elie Wiesel
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One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life:That word is love.

Sophocles
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Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
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It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.

Eleanor Roosevelt
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When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.

Albert Einstein
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to love life, to love it evenwhen you have no stomach for itand everything you've held dearcrumbles like burnt paper in your hands,your throat filled with the silt of it.When grief sits with you, its tropical heatthickening the air, heavy as watermore fit for gills than lungs;when grief weights you like your own fleshonly more of it, an obesity of grief,you think, How can a body withstand this?Then you hold life like a facebetween your palms, a plain face,no charming smile, no violet eyes,and you say, yes, I will take youI will love you, again.

Ellen Bass
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Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face - I know it's an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.

Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle
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To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
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I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
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You’ll get over it…” It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?

Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body
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Watch out for intellect,because it knows so much it knows nothingand leaves you hanging upside down,mouthing knowledge as your heartfalls out of your mouth.

Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems
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We're staying together," he promised. "You're not getting away from me. Never again.

Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena
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When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.

Fred Rogers
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To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balancedlife.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything
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Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away... and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast.... be happy about your growth, in which of course you can't take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don't torment them with your doubts and don't frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn't be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn't necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust.... and don't expect any understanding; but 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.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
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If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes.

Chuck Palahniuk
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I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: "Go down again - I dwell among the people.

John Henry Newman
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The bond forged between us was not one that could be broken by absence, distance, or time. And no matter how much more special or beautiful or brilliant or perfect than me he might be, he was as irreversibly altered as I was. As I would always belong to him, so would he always be mine.

Stephenie Meyer, New Moon
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We are who we are, be­cause of those we choose to love and be­cause of those who love us.

Kate Mosse, The Winter Ghosts
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I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
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I'm about to make a wild, extreme and severe relationship rule: the word busy is a load of crap and is most often used by assholes. The word "busy" is the relationship Weapon of Mass Destruction. It seems like a good excuse, but in fact in every silo you uncover, all you're going to find is a man who didn't care enough to call. Remember men are never to busy to get what they want.

Greg Behrendt
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The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.

Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian
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The course of true love never did run smooth.

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone's hand.

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
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I know that's what people say-- you'll get over it. I'd say it, too. But I know it's not true. Oh, youll be happy again, never fear. But you won't forget. Every time you fall in love it will be because something in the man reminds you of him.

Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
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And next time you're planning to injure yourself to get me attention, just remember that a little sweet talk works wonders.

Cassandra Clare, City of Bones
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I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body. I want to know where to touch you, I want to know how to touch you. I want to know convince you to design a smile just for me. Yes, I do want to be your friend. I want to be your best friend in the entire world.

Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me
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