“Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.”
– Mitch Albom

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
– Tahereh Mafi

“I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.”
– Charles Bukowski

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
– Maya Angelou

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“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

“HAPPINESS is ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED”
– Jon Krakauer

“The more one judges, the less one loves.”
– Honoré de Balzac

“One word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”
– Sophocles

“I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.”
– Brian Andreas

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
– Oscar Wilde

“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

“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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