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“Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their s…

“Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their sexual instinct without love. The instinct is not completely satisfied unless a man’s whole being, mental quite as much as physical, enters into the relation. Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.”

Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals
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“Go then if you must, but remember, no matter …

“Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.”

Sophocles, Antigone (via books-n-quotes)

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“You ask everybody you know: How long does it …

“You ask everybody you know: How long does it usually take to get over it?There are many formulas. One year for every year you dated. Two years for every year you dated. It’s just a matter of will power: The day you decide it’s over, it’s over. You never get over it.”

Junot Díaz, This is How You Lose Her (via books-n-quotes)

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“The deeper the wound, the more private the pa…

“The deeper the wound, the more private the pain.”

Isabel Allende, Paula (via books-n-quotes)

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“Some people go through life searching and nev…

“Some people go through life searching and never find their soul mates. They never do. You and I did, we just happened to have them for a shorter period of time than we hoped for. It’s sad, but it’s life.”

Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You
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“Sometimes I feel as though there are two me’s…

“Sometimes I feel as though there are two me’s, one coating directly on top of the other: the superficial me, who nods when he’s supposed to nod and says what he’s supposed to say, and some other, deeper part, the part that worries and dreams… Most of the time they move along in sync and I hardly notice the split, but sometimes it feels as though I’m two whole different people and I could rip apart at any second.”

Lauren Oliver, Delirium (via books-n-quotes)

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“It is better, I think, to grab at the stars t…

“It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them.”

R.A. Salvatore, Sojourn
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“Man is defined as a human being and woman is …

“Man is defined as a human being and woman is defined as a female. Whenever she tries to behave as a human being she is accused of trying to emulate the male.”

Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (via books-n-quotes)

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“You can’t force love, I realized. It’s there …

“You can’t force love, I realized. It’s there or it isn’t. If it’s not there, you’ve got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.”

Richelle Mead, Frostbite (via books-n-quotes)

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“I am still so naïve; I know pretty much what …

“I am still so naïve; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don’t ask me who I am.”

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via books-n-quotes)

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