Do you ever feel like there’s something missing? Like there’s something that you’ve been waiting for all your life and you wonder if you’ll ever have it? I think love should be so beautiful and powerful… you know, I want to be swept away by love.” - Man in the Moon
Well, I think that having it all really means having someone special to share it with.” - Sex and the City
you’re still young enough to fall in and out of love a few more times before you get it right.” - Dawson’s Creek
If this is just a crush, then I don’t know what I would do if the real thing happened.” - Chasing Amy
I love you. And not in a friendly way, although I think we’re great friends. And not in a misplaced affection, puppy-dog way, although I’m sure that’s what you’ll call it. And it’s not because you’re unattainable. I love you. Very simply, very truly. You’re the epitome of every attribute and quality I’ve ever looked for in another person.” - Chasing Amy
One day it all catches up with you, every ended relationship, every tear shed, every broken heart, you pick up the pieces , you brush them off, and you put them back together, only each time you need a little more glue, then, just like that, glue’s not enough anymore, the cracks, the holes, the shattered dreams, they’re a part of you, and try as you might, you can’t fix what’s been broken, you can’t mend what’s been torn, you’re downtrodden, pathetic, unable to go on, or so you think. Then he walks into your life, and with a smile, a whisper, and a kiss, you’re no longer broken, your world of gray becomes a little brighter, a little more colorful, the more time you spend with him, the more complete your once fragile, shattered heart becomes, until one morning you wake up and just like that, you’re in love, and the grass is greener, and the sky is bluer, and the past, is the past, you are no longer consumed with regret, remorse, and pain, yet in the back of your mind, in the depths of your heart, one thing lingers, fear. Fear of what you’re risking, fear of going back, fear of being broken again, this time, forever. Then he smiles and says the three words you’ve been longing to hear, and nothing else matters.
Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew toward each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.” - Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
There are some days when you feel so lucky just to be where you are, and when you are, and who you are and you can’t help but wonder if everyone else feels as lucky as you do.” - Young Americans
You got the surviving part down, I want you to focus more on the living.” -One Tree Hill
You can go through life and make new friends every year - every month practically - but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years.
Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (via simply-quotes)
You can’t just sit safely by the water and watch all the happy people splashing around, I mean, eventually you have to grow some fins and just dive in.” - Smallville
What we do is, we start over every day, I choose you, you choose me.
And they say we’re too young, but maybe they’re too old to remember.
People keep telling me that maybe it’d be better if we got back together. Maybe it would be. I know I would be so happy if we did. But my endings never end happy anymore. Because in my life, there’s no such thing as forever, and there’s no such thing as love, or happily-ever-after. There’s attraction and there’s stirred emotion, but no true love, and no forever. Perhaps he did love me, and maybe everything he said, he really meant. But however it all goes down, it all comes down to the fact that ‘forever’ doesn’t exist. And true love it actually works in the reverse. you must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.