If it is right, it happens—the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
– John Steinbeck

It’s the tragedy of loving, you can’t love anything more than something you miss.
– Jonathan Safran Foer

Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.
– Jonathan Safran Foer

Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.
– Joni Eareckson Tada

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
– José N. Harris

Maybe, love is always forgiveness, to a degree.
– Joyce Carol Oates

Your punishment if you’re a woman. Not loved enough.
– Joyce Carol Oates

In all marriages there is the imbalance: one who loves more than the other. One who licks wounds in secret, the rust-taste of blood.
– Joyce Carol Oates

The person you love best, you share the world with. When that person’s gone the world remains but it isn’t the same thing, it’s at a distance.
– Joyce Carol Oates

Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love. Or hate.
– Joyce Carol Oates

Only in love is there trust – even the possibility of trust.
– Joyce Carol Oates

Keep a light, hopeful heart. But ­expect the worst.
– Joyce Carol Oates

The worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love.
– Joyce Carol Oates

I never change, I simply become more myself.
– Joyce Carol Oates

In love there are two things—bodies and words.
– Joyce Carol Oates

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
– Judy Garland

For when it comes, she is gone, and sometimes I wonder whether she and I will ever love again.
– Julia Gasperi

I didn’t want the easy kind of love, I wanted the crazy love, the kind of love that created and destroyed all at the same time.
– Julie Murphy

This feeling that the world was so pleased to call love destroyed people every day and it would do that to me too.
– Julie Murphy

Come sleep with me: We won’t make Love, Love will make us.
– Julio Cortázar

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