“If you love something set it free, but don’t be surprised if it comes back with herpes.”
– Chuck Palahniuk

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

“If you love and get hurt, love more. If you love more and hurt more, love even more. If you love even more and get hurt even more, love some more until it hurts no more…”
– William Shakespeare

“From childhood’s hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.”
– Edgar Allan Poe

“I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.”
– Fannie Flagg

“A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
– David Mitchell

“You know it’s never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It’s always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.”
– Jodi Picoult

“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

“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

“My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.”
– André Breton

“The music in his laughter had a way of rounding off the missing notes in her soul.”
– Gloria Naylor

“I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.”
– Fannie Flagg

“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

“To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced
life.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert

“Watch out for intellect, because it knows so much it knows nothing and leaves you hanging upside down, mouthing knowledge as your heart falls out of your mouth.”
– Anne Sexton

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