"Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein
"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin .. it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring."
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."
"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_S._Buck
"A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Allen
"Love is a promise delivered already broken."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Martin
"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction"
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_de_Saint-Exupery
"This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
"There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:This is me damn it! I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take me... or leave me. Accept me - or walk away! Do not try to make me feel like less of a person, just because I don't fit your idea of who I should be and don't try to change me to fit your mold. If I need to change, I alone will make that decision.When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%, good and bad - you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you."
"Neither love nor fire can subsist without perpetual motion; both cease to live so soon as they cease to hope, or to fear."
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gaiman
"Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different."
"When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Whedon
"The first duty of love is to listen."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Tillich