How did people get over this? They obviously did. Every day someone fell in love with the wrong person and had to pack up all their fragile, misguided hopes and unwanted affection, and move on.
—Josh Lanyon in Perfect Day
I’m human and every human makes mistakes. It’s just up to the person who made that mistake to let it rule their lives or put it behind them and go on.
—Amanda Heath in This Beautiful Thing
You never get over it. But you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much.
—Jeffrey Eugenides in The Virgin Suicides
I don't want to make the same mistake twice. I don't want to tell myself it's over when it's not.
—Jodi Picoult in My Sister's Keeper
I can't bring myself to say, 'Well, I guess I'll be toddling along.' It isn't that I can't toddle. It's just that I can't guess I'll toddle.
You get through it, you just never get over it.
—Jodi Picoult in Plain Truth
The first boy is always the hardest to get over. It's just the way the world works.
—Sarah Dessen in That Summer
Sometimes letting go and forgiving others and yourself is the only way to move forward in life.
—J.S. Cooper in The Other Side of Love
They wouldn't call it falling in love if you didn't get hurt sometimes, but you just pick yourself up and move on.
Part of getting over it is knowing you will never get over it.
No matter how hard it feels, you don't need to be afraid to move on. There's always more to see and feel.
—Emily Henry in The Love That Split the World