“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
– Oscar Wilde

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“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

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
– Emily Brontë

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”
– Rumi

“We loved with a love that was more than love.”
– Edgar Allan Poe

“Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.”
– Candace Bushnell

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea.”
– Nicholas Sparks

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
– Stephanie Perkins

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
– Unknown

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.”
– Max Lucado

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”
– James Baldwin

“If he’s not calling you, it’s because you are not on his mind. If he creates expectations for you, and then doesn’t follow through on little things, he will do same for big things. Be aware of this and realize that he’s okay with disappointing you. Don’t be with someone who doesn’t do what they say they’re going to do. If he’s choosing not to make a simple effort that would put you at ease and bring harmony to a recurring fight, then he doesn’t respect your feelings and needs. “Busy” is another word for “asshole.” “Asshole” is another word for the guy you’re dating. You deserve a fcking phone call.”
– Greg Behrendt

“I have something I need to tell you,” he says. I run my fingers along the tendons in his hands and look back at him. “I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.”

“That’s sensible of you,” I say, smiling too. “We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something.”

I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along my jaw, his lips pressing my ear.
“Maybe I’m already sure,” he says, “and I just don’t want to frighten you.”

I laugh a little. “Then you should know better.” “Fine,” he says. “Then I love you.”
– Veronica Roth, Divergent

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