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It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to really forget someone you have grown to love...

You know, a heart can be broken, but it still keeps a-beatin' just the same.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Beauty that is unaware of itself is the most beautiful.

When love ends, ask yourself, "Is it better to forgive than forget or is it better to forget than forgive?"

I would rather have a moment of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.

Steel Magnolias

I regret not the things I have done, only those I have yet to do.

Empire Records

Dream is not a revelation. If a dream affords the dreamer some light on himself, it is not the person with closed eyes who makes the discovery but the person with open eyes lucid enough to fit thoughts together. Dream - a scintillating mirage surrounded by shadows - is essentially poetry.

Michel Leiris

Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

John Updike

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.


Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: "It might have been!"

John Greenleaf Whittier

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.

My only love, sprung from my only hate.

William Shakespeare
Romeo & Juliet

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

Love is something that you can leave behind you when you die. It's that powerful.

Native American proverb

If only I can love you, for loving me...

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

A mighty pain to love it is,
And it is a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains the greatest pain,
It is to love, but love in vain...

Abraha, Cowley

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.

Dr. James C. Dobson

There must be such a thing as a child with average ability, but you can't find a parent who will admit that it is his child... Start a program for gifted children, and every parent demands that his child be enrolled.

Thomas D. Bailey

Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud.

Mignon McLaughlin

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.

Harold S. Hubert

The last day of school before summer vacation is the shortest day of a mother's year.

Dee Eldrige

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

Kahlil Gibran

I always knew that looking back at my tears would make me laugh, but I never thought that looking back at my laughter would make me cry.

Cat Stevens

I was born when you kissed me, and I died when you left me, but I lived for the two weeks you loved me.

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.

Lost in you, I found myself.

Sarah Balodis

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me.

The Mamas and The Papas

Women would be more charming if one could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.

Ambrose Bierce

Sometimes, after you've tried everything, breaking up is the best thing to do.

Growing Up

Were we too strong to let our love die or were we just too weak to kill it?

If we think of love as in itself the answer to all the problems human beings face, we will constantly be disappointed by it. If we search for perfection in a mate and refuse to be satisfied by anything less than that, we will never really experience sexual or marital love. If we are unwilling to undergo the interpersonal negotiations...we will never be able to give our love to anyone. Since love does not simply happen, as I have been suggesting, it must emerge as the saving remnant of our endless yearning for happy and meaningful lives.

Irving Singer
The Pursuit of Love

Love is not obedience, conformity, or submission. It is a counterfeit love that is contingent upon authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy, unafraid human being.

Dan Barker

Love is growing old together, contentedly. Sharing a sunset as you've shared your lives. Happy that your worlds are entwined.

Jan Brazill

There are many kinds of love, each satisfying in its own way...

The love of beginnings and of passion, gradually replaced by the steady knowing that another wants to be by your side year in, year out, come what may... the love that you feel when holding your baby in your arms, nuzzling her hair, kissing his neck, knowing it all turned out right when she grows up, when he's taller than you, and being with them all gives you incredible joy... the love for the sweet, soft cats who fill your house and your arms when the nest is empty and your heart is heavy. Love is all of that, and more...

Sandra Feroe

She has fallen asleep
I cradle her in my arms
And watch the soft rain

James Still

I've always believed that you shouldn't want to mend a broken heart, because that's someone you don't want to forget. Scars can be good.

Joseph Fiennes

If I knew that, I'd fall in love over and over again. Hearts aren't supposed to be mended. If you fall in love and it doesn't work out, you get a broken heart. What comes out of that will make you a better lover and partner next time.

Griffin Dunne

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.

William Faulkner

The only reward for love is the experience of loving.

John LeCarre
The Secret Pilgrim

Is that love I see in your eyes, or merely a reflection of mine?

I walk alone, assaulted it seems, by tears from heaven.

Patti Smith

It is important that man dreams, but it is perhaps equally important that he can laugh at his own dreams.

Lin Yutang

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Whomever said "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all", never lost.

You've been in love with someone for a decade - someone who barely knows you're alive. You've done everything, tried everything to make this person see that you're a valuable, estimable person, and that your love is worth something. Then one day you open the paper and glance at the Personals column, and there you see that your loved one has placed an ad... seeking someone worthwhile to love and be loved by.

Daniel Quinn

I know that if I had had a chance to take possession of your soul, I would have made it smile.

Jimmy the Saint
Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead

Do you know how painful it is to tell someone you love him and not hear him say it back?


A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.

Helen Rowland
Reflections of a Bachelor Girl