Some friendships fade. People grow apart, lose touch, want different things. Dreams woven together, unravel.
—Kimberly Marcus in Exposed
I was trying not to think about the distance too much, but it was my hope that no matter what happened, at least we'd always be able to find each other.
—Sarah Dessen in What Happened to Goodbye
The truth is, some relationships are supposed to last forever, and some are only supposed to last a few days. That's the way life is.
—Sophie Kinsella in Can You Keep a Secret?
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
He seemed to be doing just fine. Which was what I wanted. Because I was fine, too. Right?
—Sarah Dessen in The Moon & More
The worst thing you can do if you miss or need someone is let them know it.
—Sarah Dessen in Lock & Key
My wife and I tried two to three times in the last forty years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable that we had to stop.
If she showed him how much she needed him, he'd run away.
—Rainbow Rowell in Eleanor & Park
Most couples get married because it's time, not because they're in love. They might have money issues, parental pressure, or they're simply tired of being alone—so they pick Mr. Good Enough and tie the knot.
—H.M. Ward in The Wedding Contract
Life isn't always about logic and reasons—sometimes you just have to close your eyes and jump. Particularly when it comes to relationships.
—Julie James in Just the Sexiest Man Alive
I find to my astonishment that an unhappy marriage goes on being unhappy when it is over.
There were so many people in the world who wasted their aliveness, who hung back when they should reach out, who sat out when they should join in, who hung on when they should let go.
—Jessie Evans in Betting on You
I deserve passion. I deserve to be loved—in every way. I deserve a man who'll give his whole heart, not the part he isn't using at the moment.
—Loretta Chase in Silk Is For Seduction
A knife is sharpened on stone, steel is tempered by fire, but men must be sharpened by men.
—Louis L'Amour in The Walking Drum
You want a man who wants to be with you above everybody. Not as a last resort.
—Chrissie Manby in Getting Over Mr. Right