“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
– Mary Oliver

Someone I Loved Once

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”
– Mitch Albom

“I, um, I have this problem. I broke up with my boyfriend, you see. And I’m pretty upset about it, so I wanted to talk to my best friend.  The thing is, they’re both you.”
– Jodi Picoult

“Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.”
– Joni Eareckson Tada

“love, I’ve come to understand is more than three words mumbled before bedtime.”
– Nicholas Sparks

“You are the one girl that made me risk everything for a future worth having.”
– Simone Elkeles

“Love is not the absence of logic but logic examined and recalculated heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart”
– Tammara Webber

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
– Rumi

“There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.”
– Audrey Niffenegger

“Someday you’ll find someone special again. People who’ve been in love once usually do. It’s in their nature.”
– Nicholas Sparks

“Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.”
– Iris Murdoch

“Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.”
– Nicholas Sparks

“If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn’t love as much in eighty years as I could in a day.”
– Emily Brontë

“If you’re a bird… I’m a bird…”
– Nicholas Sparks

“And next time you’re planning to injure yourself to get me attention, just remember that a little sweet talk works wonders.”
– Cassandra Clare

“Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing…”
– Elizabeth Gilbert

“In a perfect world, you could fuck people without giving them a piece of your heart. And every glittering kiss and every touch of flesh is another shard of heart you’ll never see again.”
– Neil Gaiman