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Relationships Quotes

36 of the best book quotes about relationships
  1. #1
    He lived alone, and, so to speak, outside of every social relation; and as he knew that in this world account must be taken of friction, and that friction retards, he never rubbed against anybody.
  2. #2
    “When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It’s safe. Let go.”
  3. #3
    “Without another word they came together, as if it were the most natural thing in the world, and he put his arms around her, drawing her close.”
  4. #4
    “Relationships are the most important thing in life, and friends are a part of that.”
  5. #5
    “I wish I could give you what you’re looking for, but I don’t know what it is. There’s a part of you that you keep closed off from everyone, including me. It’s as if I’m not the one you’re really with. You mind is on someone else.”
  6. #6
    “Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people’s lives. Yet from this fog his affection emerged--the best contacts are when one knows the obstacles and still wants to preserve a relation.”
  7. #7
    “We’ve got a bond in common, you and I. We are both alone in the world.”
  8. #8
    “Estella, to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. But, in this separation I associate you only with the good, and I will faithfully hold you to that always, for you must have done me far more good than harm, let me feel now what sharp distress I may. O God bless you, God forgive you!”
  9. #9
    “If you like her, if she makes you happy, and if you feel like you know her--then don’t let her go.”
  10. #10
    “When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.”
  11. #11
    “You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”
  12. #12
    “I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
Books about parentingView All ››
Go, Pea, Go! book
5.9
picture book
Go, Pea, Go!
Jabari Jumps book
5.8
picture book
Jabari Jumps
Pokko and the Drum book
5.8
picture book
Pokko and the Drum
I Heart You book
5.8
picture book
I Heart You
Bear of My Heart book
5.8
board book
Bear of My Heart
Just Because book
5.6
picture book
Just Because
Babymoon book
5.5
picture book
Babymoon
  1. #13
    “She wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or perhaps something as simple as not being second.”
  2. #14
    “The thing is, it’s really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs.”
  3. #15
    “Stuart needs “space” and “time,” as if this were physics and not a human relationship.”
  4. #16
    “I thought, briefly, that I would never feel as intensely connected to the world, to another human being, as I did at that moment.”
  5. #17
    “If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.”
  6. #18
    “Sir,” replied the commander, “I am nothing to you but Captain Nemo; and you and your companions are nothing to me but the passengers of the Nautilus.”
  7. #19
    “We teach females that in relationships, compromise is what a woman is more likely to do.”
  8. #20
    “Gale gave me a sense of security I’d lacked since my father’s death. His companionship replaced the long solitary hours in the woods. I became a much better hunter when I didn’t have to look over my shoulder constantly, when someone was watching my back…Being out in the woods with Gale…sometimes I was actually happy.”
  9. #21
    “I am always saying ‘Glad to’ve met you’ to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.”
  10. #22
    “Sir,” she said, “you are no gentleman!”
    “An apt observation,” he answered airily. “And, you, Miss, are no lady.”
  11. #23
    “The idea of actually losing Peeta hit me again and I realized how much I don’t want him to die. And it’s not about the sponsors. And it’s not about what will happen back home. And it’s not just that I don’t want to be alone. It’s him. I do not want to lose the boy with the bread.”
  12. #24
    You are only punishing yourself when you want to be in a relationship with a woman more than she wants to be a in a relationship with you.
Books about loveView All ››
More Than Balloons book
6.2
board book
More Than Balloons
The Rag Coat book
6.1
picture book
The Rag Coat
Penguin and Pinecone book
6.0
board book
Penguin and Pinecone
All the Places to Love book
6.0
picture book
All the Places to Love
The Trumpet of the Swan book
6.0
chapter book
The Trumpet of the Swan
Spot Loves His Daddy book
6.0
board book
Spot Loves His Daddy
Three Little Words book
6.0
picture book
Three Little Words
Charlotte and the Rock book
5.9
picture book
Charlotte and the Rock
  1. #25
    “Happiness [is] only real when shared.”
  2. #26
    “Do any of us children, she wondered, ever stop to ask ourselves where our teachers go when school is over for the day? Do we wonder if they live alone, or if there is a mother at home or a sister or a husband?”
  3. #27
    “My dear, I don’t give a damn.”
  4. #28
    “He should never have invited Rachel to come here without first giving her a crash course in how to deal with his family. ‘Rich, Entitled, Delusional Chinese Families 101.’ Could he really be part of this family?”
  5. #29
    “She had witnessed firsthand the scars that blatant parental interference could inflict; why, even those assembled here were a reminder of that —Daisy’s relationship with her sons was tenuous at best, while Lorena’s eldest daughter no longer spoke to her after immigrating to Auckland with her Kiwi husband.”
  6. #30
    “Everything I had worked for, all my years of study, had been to purchase for myself this one privilege: to see and experience more truths than those given to me by my father, and to use those truths to construct my own mind. I had come to believe that the ability to evaluate many ideas, many histories, many points of view, was at the heart of what it means to self-create. If I yielded now, I would lose more than an argument. I would lose custody of my own mind. This was the price I was being asked to pay, I understood that now. What my father wanted to cast from me wasn’t a demon: it was me.”
  7. #31
    “I held him close and said nothing, all the while telling him silently that he was loved. Oh, but he was loved.”
  8. #32
    “I let him know a hurt had been mended in a way that he couldn’t have known, and for that alone there would always be a piece of me indebted to him.”
  9. #33
    “You are scored on my heart, Clark. You were from the first day you walked in, with your ridiculous clothes and your bad jokes and your complete inability to ever hide a single thing you felt.”
  10. #34
    “All I can say is that you make me... you make me into someone I couldn’t even imagine. You make me happy, even when you’re awful. I would rather be with you - even the you that you seem to think is diminished - than with anyone else in the world.”
  11. #35
    ″‘Nonsense,’ said Mama. ‘Old age isn’t such a tragedy. If he was the only old man in the world -- yes. But he has other old men to keep him company.‘”
  12. #36
    “Sometimes, Clark, you are pretty much the only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning.”
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