“Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.”
“She wasnt exactly sure when it happened. Or even when it started. All she knew for sure was that right here and now, she was falling hard and she could only pray that he was feeling the same way.”
“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.”
“I've come to believe that in everyone's life, there's one undeniable moment of change, a set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything.”
“Deep in her heart, she wasn't sure she deserved to be happy, nor did she believe that she was worthy of someone who seemed...normal.”
“That's the thing about life. A lot of the time, it isn't easy at all. We just have to try to make the best of it.”
“Everyone has a past, but that's just it--it's in the past. You can learn from it, but you can't change it.”
“...nothing wonderful lasted forever. Joy was as fleeting as a shooting star that crossed the evening sky, ready to blink out at any moment.”
“That he would love her no matter what she told him, and that he was the kind of man who loved her already and would love her forever.”
“I'm not sure anyone's life turns out exactly the way they imagine. All we can do is to try to make the best of it. Even when it seems impossible.”
“Because everybody lies. It's part of living in society. Don't get me wrong-I think it's necessary. The last thing anyone wants is to live in a society where total honesty prevails. Can you imagine the conversations? You're short and fat, one person might say, and the other might answer, I know. But you smell bad. It just wouldn't work. So people lie by omission all the time. People will tell you most of the story...and I've learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part. People hide the truth because they're afraid." -Jo”
“Because being comfortable meant she might lower her guard, and she could not let that happen.”
“If you love Alex now, then love him forever. Make him laugh again, and cherish the time you spend together. Take walks and ride your bikes, curl up on the couch and watch movies beneath a blanket. Make him breakfast, but don't spoil him. Let him make breakfast for you as well, so he can show you he thinks you're special. Kiss him and make love to him and consider yourself lucky for having met him, for he's the kind of man who'll prove you right.”
“Maybe I don't want to be defined by what I do. Maybe I'd like to be defined by what I am.”
“I truly believe that while love can hurt, love can also heal…”
“Love doesn't mean anything if you're not willing to make a commitment.”
“When she looked up at him, it was suddenly easy for her to imagine that her fears were pointless. That he would love her no matter what she told him, and that he was the kind of man who loved her already and would love her forever.”
“I just tell people what they already know, but are afraid to admit to themselves.”
“People will tell you most of the story… and I’ve learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part. People hide the truth because they’re afraid.”
“because the past was always around her and might return at any time. It prowled the world searching for her, and she knew it was growing angrier at every passing day.”
“It’s never too late to do the right thing.”
“I think you're intelligent and charming, and that you're a person with a kind heart. I know that when you want to, you can look more beautiful than anyone I've ever met. You're independent, you've got a good sense of humor, and you show surprising patience with children." -Alex”
“That's what courage is. If she weren't scared, she wouldn't need courage in the first place." -Jo”
“Love can sometimes achieve the impossible”
“Little girls. They could melt the toughest hearts.”
“You never answered my question, about what you want to do with your life.
Maybe my dreams aren't that complicated. Maybe I think that a job is just a job.
What does that mean?
Maybe I don't want to be defined by what I do. Maybe I'd like to be defined by what I am.”
“Besides, every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive it.”
“Consider yourself lucky for having met him, for he's the kind of man who'll prove you right.”
“He always apologized, and sometimes he would even cry because of the bruises he'd made on her arms or legs or her back. He would say that he hated what he'd done, but in the next breath tell her she'd deserved it. That if she'd been more careful, it wouldn't have happened. That if she'd been paying attention or hadn't been so stupid, he wouldn't have lost his temper.”
“Absolutely not. I'm an expert in procrastination, but the last thing I want you to think is that I'm incompetent, too. Because I'm actually pretty good at what I do." -Jo”
“You're brave. You are the bravest person I know, and you are my friend. I don't care if you are imaginary.”
“But Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how. It is a part of an Englishman's constitution. His thoughts and beauties are so spread abroad that one touches them everywhere; one is intimate with him by instinct. No man of any brain can open at a good part of one of his plays without falling into the flow of his meaning immediately.”
“Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.”
“I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.”
“With patience and calm, persistence and stoicism, good handwriting and careful labeling, they would meet persecution, indignity, and hardship head-on.”
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