"You can't help it. Sometimes you just look at someone and realize that they are one of the best things that ever happened in your life."
“You are, at once, both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.”
“Make sure you marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.”
“Find a woman who makes you feel more alive. She won’t make life perfect but she’ll make it infinitely more interesting. And then love her with all that’s in you.”
--Gayle G. Roper, 'Shadows on the Sand: A Seaside Mystery'
"The number one rule in relationships, from what I hear, is to never just leave."
“In relationships, the little things are the big things.”
“Fight for one another, not with one another.”
“Why should you worry about the future? You don’t even know the present properly. Take care of the present and the future will take care of itself.”
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”
“I never change, I simply become more myself.”
--Joyce Carol Oates
“That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are.”