The things that we love tell us what we are.
If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
—Alfred North Whitehead
It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with.
There are only two mantras: yum and yuck. Mine is yum.
If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like.
Sometimes I see him as just another person, and sometimes I feel the sight of him in my gut, like a deep ache.
—Veronica Roth in Divergent
They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.
I hated the distance between us. It left me unsettled, unbalanced. Like the good parts of myself were fading.
—Kristen Simmons in Breaking Point
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
I never liked you, and I always will.
He was the closest thing I'd ever had to something, or someone, that mattered. But in the end, close didn't count. You were either in, or you weren't.
—Sarah Dessen in Along for the Ride
He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It's his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.
What was it about life now? The people who weren't present always seemed to be more important than the people who were.
—Elin Hilderbrand in Beautiful Day