When You Forgive, You Love
“When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.”
– Jon Krakauer
“Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough.”
– Elif Shafak
“His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before.”
– James Joyce
“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.”
– E.E. Cummings
“In this part of the story I am the one who dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you, because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.”
– Pablo Neruda
“Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom.”
– Jodi Picoult
“I’d love to, she finally said,”on one condition.”
I steadied myself, hoping it wasn’t something too awful.
“You have to promise that you won’t fall in love with me.”
I knew she was kidding me by the way she laughed, and I couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief.
Sometimes, I had to admit, Jamie had a pretty good sense of humor.
I smiled and gave her my word.”
– Nicholas Sparks
“You’re beautiful, but you’re empty…One couldn’t die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she’s the one I’ve watered. Since she’s the one I put under glass, since she’s the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she’s the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she’s the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she’s my rose.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
– Nora Ephron