Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where your headed.
– Jodi Picoult

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When you love someone you let them take care of you.
– Jodi Picoult

When you love someone you let them take care of you.
– Jodi Picoult

I wondered what happened when you offered yourself to someone, and they opened you, only to discover you were not the gift they expected and they had to smile and nod and say thank you all the same.
– Jodi Picoult

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

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.
– Jodi Picoult

If people could see me the way I see myself – if they could live in my memories – would anyone love me?
– John Green

A truly happy woman drives some men and almost every other woman absolutely crazy.
– John Irving

If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
– John Irving

Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.
– John Lennon

If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
– John Lennon

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
– John Lennon

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