At times he could be charming and gracious, which was what had made it so hard to leave him. His ability to be tender and loving was equal to his capacity to be deceptive and underhanded. He could rip out my heart and then be the first one to pick it up and hand it back to me.
—Debbie Macomber in A Girl's Guide to Moving On
How many people can you claim truly care about you? I mean, not just the people in your life who are fun to hang out with, not just the people who you love and trust. But people who feel good when you are happy and successful, feel bad when you are hurt or going through a hard time, people who would walk away from their lives for a little while to help you with yours.
So little time. We have so little time on this earth with the people we love.
Shame is always easier to handle if you have someone to share it with.
I refused to lose my heart to someone who was incapable of giving me his.
—Helen Hardt in Craving
One of the hardest things to accept when someone you love dies is that life goes on.
Maybe money can't buy love — but it can get you practically everything else.
—Debbie Macomber in The Perfect Christmas
You are loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally. The Universe is totally freaking out about how awesome you are. It's got you wrapped in a warm gorilla hug of adoration. It wants to give you everything you desire. It wants you to be happy. It wants you to see what it sees in you.
—Jen Sincero in You Are a Badass
I believe in love. I believe in hard times and love winning. I believe marriage is hard. I believe people make mistakes. I believe people can want two things at once. I believe people are selfish and generous at the same time. I believe very few people want to hurt others. I believe that you can be surprised by life. I believe in happy endings.
—Isabel Gillies in Happens Every Day