“It’s said that the saddest thing a man will ever face is what might have been, but what about the man whose faced with what was, or what may never be, or what can no longer be? Choosing the right path is never easy. It’s a decision we make with only our hearts to guide us, but sometimes we find our way to something better. Sometimes we fight through the regret and remorse of our mistakes, our malice and our jealousy, and the shame we feel for not being the people we were meant to be, and that’s when we find our way to something better, or when something better finds its way to us.”—One Tree Hill
“I’ve learned a lot this year.. I learned that things don’t always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I’ve learned that some broken things stay broken, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you.”—Jennifer Weiner
“We’ve been through so much together. And despite how confused I’ve been or lost I might have gotten, there was always you. Finding me and saving me. You deserve to be adored so that’s what I’m gonna do. I’m going to adore you for all the years to come.”—One Tree Hill
“Every once in a while, something makes me stop and realize how much I love you. Sometimes it’s a certain look in your eye - a way you’ll look at me and smile without saying a word. Sometimes it’s some little thing you’ll say that makes me forget about how bad my day was. Sometimes it’s a certain way your hand brushed against mine. Sometimes it’s hearing you whisper, “I love you” and knowing how much you mean those words. And sometimes, it’s nothing at all. Sometimes I just look at you and it’s as if my heart is seeing you again for the first time. Just when I think I couldn’t love you any more than I do, or if I’m having a really hopeless day, one of those special moments will come and remind me that not only will i always love you, I’ll always love you more.”—
I don't say it often but I'm scared. I can’t stand the fact that you could hurt me. I don’t like being this close, but I love it. You’re my everything and I hate it. Because you have everything you need to break me. And I’m not saying you will, but I am scared.
“Someday being with him will be a distant memory. This fact makes me sad too. It’s like when someone dies, the initial stages of grief seem to be the worst. But in some ways, it’s sadder as time goes by and you consider how much they’ve missed in your life.”—Emily Giffin; Something Borrowed
I am constantly stuck in this place, in between my future and my past and I'm not sure which one I want more. Most of the time, part of me just wants to throw myself into the future and the other part wants me to hurl myself into my past.
“That was the thing. You just never knew. Forever was so many different things. It was always changing, it was what everything was really all about. It was twenty minutes, or a hundred years, or just this instant, or any instant I wished would last and last. But there was one truth about forever that really mattered, and that was this: it was happening, right then, and every moment afterwards.”—Sarah Dessen; The Truth about Forever
“You don’t let people in. It’s hard for you, and once you do, you don’t want to let them go. And when they screw up, you’re like why did you do that to me? I gave you my feelings. I did everything for you, and you screwed me over.”—The Hills
“I wanna marry you because you’re the first person I wanna look at when I wake up in the morning and the only one I want to kiss goodnight. Because the first time that I saw those hands, I couldn’t imagine not being able to hold them.”—Definitely, Maybe
I'm scared. I'm scared that we might never talk again and I won't feel the same about anyone the way I feel when I'm with you. Most of all, I'm afraid that one day, I'll be nothing more than an old school memory.
Love is such a strong word. When we were just little kids, we always thought that love was about hugs, kisses and happiness. But as we grow older, we've also come to realise that love isn't just about happiness; it's also about rejections, tears and riding through the pain the each heartache brings.
“For some, they think that letting go is one way of expressing how much you love the person. Most relationships tend to fail. Not because the absence of love. Love is always present. It’s just that one was being loved too much and the other wasn’t being loved enough.”—
Don't you hate that? Like for all that bad guys who broke your heart, you just want to get over them and to have them out of your life. But as soon as you stop thinking about them, they'll text or call you, and you'll be reminded of him again. It's as though they know you stopped thinking of them. It's like a radar.
“Every girl needs a man; the kind that will treat you right as well as others; the kind that has enough respect for himself, family, and others; the one that will change for you to just be with you. The kind that searches for you with his heart, the kind that can be trusted alone with a room full of many other beautiful ladies, the kind that won’t cheat on you cause he knows he’s got all he wants and needs already, the kind that’s willing to be your friend and lover, the kind that doesn’t mind calling early in the morning to say good morning and late at night to say good night; maybe even sing you a good morning and tell you a good night story or talk to you until you fall asleep. That kind that will do anything for you, even if it’s just to buy your favorite kind of candy. The kind that will defend and fight for you, the kind that won’t ditch you for his friends when you need him the most, the kind that won’t leave you lonely and wondering. The kind that isn’t afraid to smile to his friends every time you’re around and tell them, “She’s the one.” The kind that appreciates you for the things to do for him, even if they’re small gestures. The kind that actually thanks you for the little love notes you leave him, the kind that is willing to wait for you when you’re falling behind, the kind that will actually open the door for you, take you out on dates once in a while and buy you flowers cause it’s a Wednesday. The kind that notices your hair when you just got it cut or done beautifully for him, the kind that reminds you that he loves you and that he’s happy with you in case you forget. The kind that kisses your forehead when you’re down, the kid that tells you to be strong and not to cry, the kind that will go through think and thin with, and for you, the kind that just loves you for who you are. That kind of man, that’s the kind you keep.”—
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”—Maya Angelou
I just want to feel safe with someone... to not always be wondering how he feels about me, to not always be waiting for him to walk away, to not always be wishing he would love me back. I need to be able to trust that a man is there for me for the right reasons, because he cares enough to be there.
“He’s been a major part of your life, of course you’ll miss him; it’s perfectly normal. It’s like getting a tooth pulled out; after the dentist pulls it out you’re relieved. But how many times does your tongue run itself over the spot where the tooth once was? Probably a hundred times a day. Just cause it was hurting you doesn’t mean you don’t notice it. It leaves a gap and sometimes, you feel yourself missing it terribly. It’s going to take awhile, but it takes time. Should you have kept the tooth? No, cause it was causing you pain. Pulling the tooth was the right decision, but it’s going to hurt.”—