The truth is that there are a lot of people like you, us, with strange hobbies or talents or gifts and we try to hide it because we’re afraid that it makes us seem weird or turn people off, but that’s a mistake. What makes me unique has bought every person I love into my life.
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.
Winnie the Pooh
Mom, listen, I haven’t been together with Topanga for 22 years, but we have been together for 16. That’s a lot longer than most couples have been together. I mean, when we were born, you told me that we used to take walks in our strollers together around the block. When we were two, we were best friends. I mean, I knew everything about this girl. I knew her favorite color, her favorite food. Then we became six, Eric made fun of me because it wasn’t cool to have a best friend that was a girl or even know a girl. So for the next seven years I threw dirt at her. I like to call those “the lost years”. Then when I was thirteen, mom, she put me up against my locker and she kissed me. I mean, she gave me my first kiss. She taught me how to dance. She always was talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said. All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about, and when I’m with her, I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything. Even talk to you like this. So that’s, that’s what I think is love, mom. When I’m better because she’s here.
Ben Savage, Boy Meets World
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
That’s what we do. We fight. You tell me when I’m being an arrogant son of a bitch, and I tell you when you’re being a pain in the ass. Which you are, 99 percent of the time. I’m not afraid to hurt your feelings. You have like a 2 second rebound rate, and then you’re back doing the next pain in the ass thing. I’m saying.. it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at it. Every day. But I wanna do that. ‘Cause I want you. I want all of you, you and me together.. Every day for the rest of my life.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond (via gaywrites)
Stop living your life like you’re in some kind of movie. […]stop trying to cast your love instead of just meeting him.
Brittany Murphy, Love and Other Disasters
And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.
Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack.
Rainer Maria Rilke
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
The West Wing: I wouldn't stop
- Josh (Bradley Whitford): All I'm saying is, if you were in an accident, I wouldn't stop for a beer.
- Donna (Janel Moloney): If you were in an accident, I wouldn't stop for red lights.
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.
Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions
The whole reason I’m having us talk about my record and what I get afraid might happen is that I don’t want it to happen, see? […]I don’t want to get all testy or hypercritical or pull away and not be around for days at a time… Does this make any sense? Can you believe that I’m honestly trying to respect you by warning you about me, in a way? That I’m trying to by honest instead of dishonest? That I’ve decided that the best way to head off this pattern where you get hurt and fell abandoned and I fell like sh!! Is to try to be honest for once. Even if I should have done it sooner?[…]Do you understand that I’m trying as hard as I can to love you? That I’m terrified that I can’t love?
David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Who has not loved twice? More than twice? Who has never broken a heart?
Annie Dillard, The Maytrees
You know what the secret is? It’s so simple. We love one another. We’re nice to one another. Do you know how rare that is?
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
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