Relationship Quotes

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Relationship Quotes

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

Jess C. Scott, The Intern

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”

Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

“Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.”

Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City

“Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.”

Mae West

“There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love.”

Shmuley Boteach

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.”

Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Come sleep with me: We won’t make Love, Love will make us.”

Julio Cortázar

“Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.”

Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City

“I suffer from girlnextdooritis where the guy is friends with you and that’s it.”

Taylor Swift

“Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.”

Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

“Never marry at all, Dorian. Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.”

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.”

Martha Gellhorn, Selected Letters

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

“When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said.”

Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Dairy Queen

“Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons to break up.”

Patti Callahan Henry, Between the Tides

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

David Richo

“I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.”

Albert Camus, The Fall

“Relationships dont always make sense. Especially from the outside”

Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

“A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.”

Mae West

“Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.”

Bill Maher

“What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.”

Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty

“nothing in this world was more difficult than love.”

Gabriel García Márquez

“Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.”

Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

“You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.”

pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

“Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.”

Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement”

Jess C Scott

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”

Shannon L. Alder

“I felt like an animal, and animals don’t know sin, do they?”

Jess C. Scott, Wicked Lovely

“Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell.”

Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker

“If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.”

Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

“This is what happened in love. One of you cried a lot and then both of you grew sarcastic.”

Lorrie Moore, Like Life

“Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories.”

Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

“Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.”

Marian Keyes, Watermelon

“People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn’t. It continues and is ever-changing.”

Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun

“When what you hear and what you see don’t match, trust your eyes.”

Dale Renton

“He loved her for almost everything she was & she decided that was enough to let him stay for a very long time.”

Brian Andreas

“Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.”

Christina Westover

“You like every one; that is to say, you are indifferent to every one.”

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everyhwere.”

Tim McGraw

“Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.”

Bernard Branson

“We ruined each other by being together. We destroyed each other’s dreams.”

Kate Chisman, Run

“You Can’t Lose Something You Never Had”

Kate G. Hudson

“If you’re trapped in the dream of the Other, you’re fucked.”

Gilles Deleuze

“Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.”

William P. Young

“Sometimes I get real lonely sleeping with you.”

Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

“The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second.”

Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

“We are not written for one instrument alone; I am not, neither are you.”

André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name

“I got my heart’s desire, and there my troubles began.”

Lev Grossman, The Magicians

“I just…I just miss him. And I hate being so alone.”

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

“My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.”

Jess C Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

“That night when you kissed me, I left a poem in your mouth, and you can hear some of the lines every time you breathe out.”

Andrea Gibson

“My girlfriend is sad and quiet and keeps me up all night worrying about her.”

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that’s ok with them.”

Alain de Botton

“Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.”

Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

“Wanting him to come back before anyone notices part of the world has not moved since he left.”

Brian Andreas

“How could I be sleeping with this particular man…. Surely only true love could justify my lack of taste.”

Margaret Atwood, Lady Oracle

“Physical love is unthinkable without violence.”

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“And now you are and I am and we’re a mystery which will never happen again.”

E.E. Cummings

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”

Henry Winkler

“You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.”

Julie de Lespinasse

“But why, why, why can’t people just say what they mean?”

Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project

“Yes, it’s a well-known fact about you: you’re like death, you take everything.”

Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

“Love cannot live where there is no trust.”

“Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.”

Flavia Weedn

“Right now we are here, and nothing can mar our perfection, or steal the joy of this perfect moment.”

Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

“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.”

John Green, Looking for Alaska

“It’s hard to communicate anything exactly and that’s why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.”

Gustave Flaubert, Sentimental Education

“Being single doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means that you’re strong enough to wait for the right person.”

Niall Horan

“Death is the easy part, the hard part is living and knowing you could be so much more then you’re willing to be.”

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“Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.”

Marilyn Monroe

“Love without sacrifice is like theft”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

“Sometimes the most beautiful people are beautifully broken.”

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“Please, touch me, I pray.”

Jess C Scott, The Intern

“He knew me in all the ways that truly mattered: the shape of my fears, the contours of my dreams.”

Justina Chen Headley

“I make love with a focus and intensity that most people reserve for sleep.”

Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

“It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine”

Byron Katie

“Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.”

Jess C Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

“You can be in love and you can be in a relationship. But they’re not always the same thing.”

pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

“I could’ve sworn I was telling the truth when I told you I didn’t miss you.”

pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

“But it is impossible to go through life without trust; that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.”

Graham Greene, The Ministry of Fear

“Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.”


“The true measure of a man is how he treats you when others are not looking.”

Alessandra Torre

“Sometimes to self-discover you must self-destruct.”

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“I once loved a girl who almost loved me, but not as much as she loved John Cusack.”

Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

“A tamed woman will never leave her mark in the world.”

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“No matter how much you love someone, you still want to have you own way.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

“Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Share too much and someone can hurt you.”

Dorothy Koomson, My Best Friend's Girl

“Tell me whom you haunt and I’ll tell you who you are.”

Andre Breton

“So many believe that it is love that grows, but it is the knowing that grows and love simply expands to contain it.”

Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

“We know so little about one another. We embrace a shadow and love a dream.”

Hjalmar Söderberg, Doctor Glas

“The best kind of humans are the ones who stay.”

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“I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.”

Zsa Zsa Gabor

“I realized I’m in love. It’s always been right in front of me.”

Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell

“Life takes a bit of time and a lot of relationship.”

Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

“We swallowed the chaos because we knew we didn’t want to be ordinary.”

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“You’ll blow up a helicopter, but you won’t go out with me? What is wrong with you?”

Meg Cabot, When Lightning Strikes

“Never judge someone by their relatives.”

Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies

“Love has no limitations. It cannot be measured. It has no boundaries. Although many have tried, love is indefinable.”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“People generally didn’t cheat in good relationships.”

Emily Giffin, Something Blue

“He who wants a rose must respect her thorn.”

André Gide

“I’m done. I don’t need anything more out of life. I have you, and that’s enough.”

Alessandra Torre

“She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure.”

Steve Maraboli

“Madness and chaos are self-destructing but over thinking is the suicide.”

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“It is necessary to fall in love – the better to provide an alibi for all the despair we are going to feel anyway.”

Albert Camus

“Basically, all women are nurturers and healers, and all men are mental patients to varying degrees.”

Nelson DeMille, The General's Daughter

“Don’t answer the door in a wedding dress and veil, he might not think you’re joking.”

Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

“Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart.”

Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

“To gaze into another persons face is to do two things: to recognise their humanity and to assert your own.”

Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

“I have to go. I have a finite amount of life left and I don’t want to spend it arguing with you.”

Jennifer Armintrout, Ashes to Ashes

“Delusion detests focus and romance provides the veil.”

Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

“Trust and faith bring joy to life and help relationships grow to their maximum potential.”

“But what are loyalty and caring really worth?””
“”To me? Everything.”

“So I learned two things that night, and the next day, from him: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it.”

Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra

“A friend is someone whose face you can see in the dark.”

Frances O'Roark Dowell, The Secret Language of Girls

“One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship!”

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

“Most don’t deserve your tears… and the ones that do will never make you cry.”

T. Rafael Cimino, Table 21

“Society will always be too fragile to accept us for all that makes us beautiful.”

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