It's easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman.
If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.
Our moment had passed somehow. I was different. He was, too. Without our “madness” to unite us, there wasn’t anything much there. Or maybe too much had happened in too short a time. It’s like when you take a trip with someone you don’t know very well. Sometimes you can get very close very quickly, but then after the trip is over, you realize all that was a false sort of closeness. An intimacy based on the trip more than the travelers, if that makes any sense.
—Gabrielle Zevin in Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.
Another plan I have is World Peace through Formal Introductions. The idea is that everyone in the world would be required to meet everyone else in the world, formally, at least once. You'd have to look the person in the eye, shake hands, repeat their name, and try to remember one outstanding physical characteristic. My theory is, if you knew everyone in the world personally, you'd be less inclined to fight them in a war: "Who? The Malaysians? Are you kidding? I know those people!
She couldn't remember the last time she hugged someone, really hugged someone.
—Cecelia Ahern in P.S. I Love You