“You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.”
– Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her
November 22, 2014
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“The longing for destiny is nowhere stronger than in our romantic life.”
– Alain de Botton, On Love
“Just those three words, said and meant. I love you.
They were quite hopeless. He said it as he might have said, I have cancer.
His fairy story.”
– John Fowles, The Collector
“Sometimes you grow to love the shadow that follows.”
– Donna Lynn Hope
“Mysteries of attraction could not always be explained through logic. Sometimes the fractures in two separate souls became the very hinges that held them together.”
– Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter
November 21, 2014
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“One of us had loved the other more perfectly, had watched the other more closely, and one of us listened and the other hadn’t, and one of us held on to the ambition of the one idea far longer than was reasonable, whereas the other, passing a garbage can one night, had casually thrown it away.”
– Nicole Krauss, Great House
November 21, 2014
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