“The future for me is already a thing of the past – You were my first love and you will be my last”
– Bob Dylan

You Were My First Love

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
– Victor Hugo

“Yes… it wasn’t over, it still isn’t over.”
– Nicholas Sparks

“Unrequited love does not die; it’s only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before.”
– Elle Newmark

“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers…”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again”
– Jimi Hendrix

“This is what happened in love. One of you cried a lot and then both of you grew sarcastic.”
– Lorrie Moore

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”
– Johnny Depp

“I guess what I’m trying to say is that you are there, in everything I am, in everything I’ve ever done, and looking back, I know that I should have told you know much you’ve always meant to me. ”
– Nicholas Sparks

“If I love you, I will carry for you all your pain, I will assume for you all your debts (in every definition of the word), I will protect you from your own insecurity, I will protect upon you all sorts of good qualities that you have never actually cultivated in yourself and I will buy Christmas presents for your entire family. I will give you the sun and the rain, and if they are not available, I will give you a sun check and a rain check. I will give you all this and more, until I get so exhausted and depleted that the only way I can recover my energy is by becoming infatuated with someone else.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.”
– Brené Brown