If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you won't give up. If you give up, you're not worthy.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Never marry at all... Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in that reflection.
Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Love + Relationship quotes ⇑Love Quotes
Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
There ain't no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.
When two people feel an unconditional attraction for each other and are ready to sacrifice for one another, they are truly in love. Then only are they ready for an intimate relationship in marriage
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
Love doesn't mean anything if you're not willing to make a commitment, and you have to think not only about what you want, but about what he wants. Not just now, but in the future.
You know someone's right for you when the things they don't have to say are even more important than the things they do.
I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.
For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.
I'm not crying because of you; you're not worth it. I'm crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.
Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for.
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
if you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second.
It was because they were two parts of a whole. He did not belong to her. And she did not belong to him. It was never about belonging to someone. It was about belonging together.
It's hard to communicate anything exactly and that's why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.
True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.
There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.
Life + Relationship quotes ⇑Life Quotes
When in a relationship, a real man doesn't make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.
I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.
When you hold a grudge, you want someone else's sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.
We try so hard to hide everything we're really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most. People try to bottle up their emotions, as if it's somehow wrong to have natural reactions to life.
The great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody.
When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
I'm single, I'm enjoying life. Being a boss. Like all true bosses, one day you gotta give it up.
To wisely live your life, you don't need to know much, Just remember two main rules for the beginning: You better starve, than eat whatever And better be alone, than with whoever.
I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.
Wanting him to come back before anyone notices part of the world has not moved since he left.
Oh, don't cry, I'm so sorry I cheated so much, but that's the way things are.
Because isn't that the point of every relationship: to be known by someone else, to be understood? He gets me. She gets me. Isn't that the simple magic phrase?
Friendship + Relationship quotes ⇑Friendship Quotes
Friendship is the touchstone by which we may know the purity of any relationship, human or divine. It has the sweetness of all forms of love without their contamination.
We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other... Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever
There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
The relationship that exists between friends is the grandest of human loves. Friendly love is pure, because it is without compulsion
We need Joy as we need air. We need Love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share.
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
Short + Relationship quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.
Invisible threads are the strongest ties.
Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!
I don't want anyone who doesn't want me.
All Relationship Quotes ⇑
When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal.
Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they'll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.
You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.
When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.
Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.
If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.
Every couple has ups and downs, every couple argues, and that's the thing-you're a couple, and couples can't function without trust.
Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them
I learned that everybody is not your friend. You have to watch who you associate with and surround yourself with positive things and people who want to do something positive.
there is always one woman to save you from another and as that woman saves you she makes ready to destroy
The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.
The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
If you're not comfortable enough with yourself or with your own truth when entering a relationship, then you're not ready for that relationship.
Why don't we break up? I guess I stay with her because she stays with me. And that's not an easy thing to do.
There isn't time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that.
People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they're not. There's no telling how long you will have them near.
The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly.
When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.
Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.
What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.
When we face pain in relationships our first response is often to sever bonds rather than to maintain commitment.
Don't leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.
Why is it that the right people never wind up together? Why are people so afraid to leave a relationship, even if they know it's a bad one?
Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing.
The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.
Relationships are all about trust and equality. If one person shares, then the other person should share, too.
The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future.
Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell.
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.
How would your life be different if... You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day...You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.
I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT...Goodbye.
I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?
Lies and secrets... they are like cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.
Sexual gratification alone does not satisfy the heart; without real love, the heart will remain hollow.
Being single doesn't mean you're weak, it means that you're strong enough to wait for the right person.
Friendship is vital in a marital relationship. Sex alone will not bring a couple closer together; in fact, it will all too soon throw them apart if the higher instinct of true love and friendship is not predominant
only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn't exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.
I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.
I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.
This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.
Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.
We could have been happy. I know that, and it is perhaps the hardest thing to know.
You fit into me like a hook into an eye a fish hook an open eye
we would not be human if we did not miss loved ones; but in feeling lonesome for them we don't want selfish attachment to be the cause of keeping them earthbound. Extreme sorrow prevents a departed soul from going ahead toward greater peace and freedom
You've got to have someone who loves your body. Who doesn't define you, but sees you. Who loves what he sees. Who you don't have to struggle to be good enough for.
One never reaches home... But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.
And I'm dying to know, is it killing you like it's killing me? And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now.
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
I hadn't been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best friend was an author who did not know I existed.
Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?
He doesn't have to love your CD collection. He doesn't have to love your shoes. But any good, mature guy better make an attempt to love your friends and family-especially when they're great.
My girlfriend is sad and quiet and keeps me up all night worrying about her.
Caring about someone isn't complicated. It isn't easy. But it isn't complicated, either. Kinda like lifting the engine block out of a car.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
There are so many things that demand to be said. Where did you go? Do you ever think about me? You've ruined me. Are you okay? But of course, I can't say any of that.
You can walk away and say "We don't need this." but something in your eyes says "We can beat this."
Unless human love is spiritualized, it will be a canker in your soul. Unless you are spiritually-minded and your mate is the same, you can never be completely happy.
The spiritual purpose of family life is to expand one's consciousness through the cultivation of purifying divine love and friendship that is not conditioned by sex or any selfish motivation
Selfishness, lust, physical attraction, external beauty, financial lure in marriage, animal magnetism of the opposite sexes—these are the evil forces that misdirect a person from traveling in the right path that leads to the discovery of a proper soul companion
I know you feel inhuman, and as if you are set apart, away from life and love, but... I promise you, the right man won't care.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
She dares me to pour myself out like a living waterfall. She dares me to enter the soul that is more than my own; she extinguishes fear in mere seconds. She lets light come through.
But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.
I delete the picture of him from my phone; I delete his number. I think that if I just delete him enough, it will be like none of it ever happened and my heart won't hurt so badly
It's probably a bad indicator of your lifestyle when you miss your ex-boyfriend because he's absolutely lethal.
Don't be afraid. There's the two of us now.
"You'll stay with me?" "Until the very end"
He loved her for almost everything she was & she decided that was enough to let him stay for a very long time.
When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.
If I never see you again I will always carry you inside, outside on my fingertips and at brain edges and in centers, centers of what I am of what remains.
"You promise." "I swear on the angel. The hell with that. I swear on us." "Why us?" "Because there isn't anything I believe in more."
I want to tell her how much she's become the center of my being. But I can't. The words won't come.
You're my flame in the dark. We chase away the shadows around each other.
If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.
I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn't try to sleep with someone even if they could have. I need to know these people exist.
Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.
Yes, it's a well-known fact about you: you're like death, you take everything.
Sometimes talking to you is like talking to myself: pretty damned annoying.
misgivings, n.: "Last night, I got up the courage to ask you if you regretted us. "There are things I miss," you said. "But if I didn't have you, I'd miss more."