“I will love you always. When this red hair is white, I will still love you. When the smooth softness of youth is replaced by the delicate softness of age, I will still want to touch your skin. When your face is full of the lines of every smile you have ever smiled, of every surprise I have seen flash through your eyes, when every tear you have ever cried has left its mark upon your face,I will treasure you all the more, because I was there to see it all. I will share your life with you, Meredith, and I will love you until the last breath leaves your body or mine.”
– Laurell K. Hamilton

“You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.”
– Chuck Palahniuk

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”
– Blaise Pascal

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…”
– Nicholas Sparks

“Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.”
“Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
“Yes. I want to ruin you.”
“Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.”
– Ernest Hemingway

“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.”
– Rumi

“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.”
– Cassandra Clare

“If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.”
– Johnny Depp

“Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.”
– Lemony Snicket

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach”
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you.”
– Lauren Conrad

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”
– Elie Wiesel

“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

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