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"If real love means never wanting to leave their side, wanting to wake up next to them, loving everything about them, their imperfections and all, the way they are, they look, and the way you are when you're with them, then yeah, I've been in love before."

"Each love-affair in my life would have made a novel, and they all ended badly. I have always waited for that one which would end well, and last for ever and ever--like the optimistic cinemas!" - My Life by Isadora Duncan

"I just wonder how many people never get the one they want, and end up with the one they're supposed to have." -Fried Green Tomatoes

"I'm not the girl who cries and falls apart. I'm not the girl who calls her ex-boyfriend to come and save her." -Gilmore Girls

"I want to be someone's first choice." - Something Borrowed

"I can't understand it. Every time I think that this time it might be different, this time they might treat me well, look after me, but every time it ends in tears." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"I'm firmly convinced that it's better to spend your time looking for someone who will treat you right, than to waste your time with someone who does you wrong."

"You're wrong, eggroll, I know exactly what I'm talking about. I may not be the most pleasant person to be around, but I got the best woman who was ever on this planet to marry me. I worked at it, it was the best thing ever happened to me. Hands down. But you, you know, you're letting Click-Clack, Ding-Dong and Charlie Chan just walk out with Miss What's-her-face. She likes you, you know? Though I don't know why!" - Gran Torino

"realizing I was alone and trying to think of someone to phone and no one came to mind there was nothing for me to say that just anyone would understand." - Bouncing Souls

"I wish I could be hard and cynical. That I could take things slowly, not give too much of myself, because I'd be so frightened of getting hurt that there wouldn't be any other way. But no. every time I meet someone I dive in headfirst, showering them with love and attention, and hoping that this time they're going to be different." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so." - David Grayson

"everyone I've held in my arms I believed I've pushed away." - Juliana Theory, "as it stands"

"I flipped the cards over and saw hearts. I folded and said,

"When I was young I didn't notice the loneliness. As I got older, staying young became more and more difficult. Loneliness, I realized, was starting to make me old." - Mr. Fix It

"that's love. Lust is something completely different, and it feels like ages since I've been attracted to someone who feels the same way about me." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"I had even purposely chosen relationships that I knew would have a limited shelf life because I wanted to be able to dump them at the drop of a hat." - My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle

"steel toed they walk, and I'm wondering why this fear of men ... maybe it's because I'm hungry, and like a baby I'm dependent on them to feed me." - Ani DiFranco, 'the slant'

"But it has always seemed to me that it must be heavenly to be loved blindly, passionately, wholly...worshipped in fact." - The Scarlet Pimpernel

"if not feeling heartache means not feeling anything, forget it! . . . I'll take all of love's pain, if it means I might get to feel some of love's happiness!" - Felicity

"I can feel it in my bones: I'm gonna spend my whole life alone." - Liz Phair, 'f*!@ and run'