If I loved you less I might be able to talk about it more
From Emma by Jane Austen
Does your heart clench with each thought that my friend is love and love enslaves us all for you cannot have love without fear
To love is to be afraid. You are frightened, deathly terrified, that something will happen to those you love. Think of the possibilities.
I love because my love is not dependent on the object of love my love is dependent on my state of being so whether the other person changes becomes different friend turns into a foe does not matter
...because my love was never dependent on the other person.
We don't learn to love each other well in the easy moments anyone is good company at a cocktail party but love is born when we misunderstood one another and make it right
when we cry in the kitchen, when we show up uninvited with magazines and granola bars
It's a blessed thing to love and feel loved in return
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
Love recognises no barriers it jumps hurdles leaps fences penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope
By Maya Angelou
Actually the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures
Fact: This quote is from a Post Secret, not Lewis Carroll
I do not want to have you to fill the empty parts of me I want to be full on my own I want to be so complete I could light a whole city and then I want to have you cause the two of us combined
...the two of us combined could set it on fire
Oh the comfort the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words but to pour them all out just as they are chaff and grain together
and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen just listen perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is out attention