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“Reality could never match the fantasy. That was always the problem, and it was just a question of stopping the fantasy.” – Bookends by Jane Green

Bookends by Jane Green Quotes 9 of 10

“Thank God my life seems to have found its equilibrium again.” – Bookends by Jane Green

Bookends by Jane Green Quotes 8 of 10

“‘He wasn’t good enough for me, and he still managed to get the final word in and kick me once I was down.’” – Bookends by Jane Green

Bookends by Jane Green Quotes 1/10

"'it's all well and good saying you avoid pain by avoiding relationships, but what about the wonderful things you're avoiding as well? What about the joy and the intimacy and the trust that come with finding someone you love?'" - bookends by Jane green

"I meet these men, fall desperately in love, and become friends with them in the mistaken hope that one day they'll see the error of their ways and realize they're madly attracted to me. But of course that doesn't happen. I just go out with them as friends and misinterpret every look, every sigh, every touch, and try to convince myself they're about to make a move, and each time I end up feeling like shit, because yet another man I fancy isn't interested." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"And I know I will be fine, it's not like the other times I've broken up with boyfriends, when I've been so heartbroken I've cried solidly for about three weeks and not wanted to go anywhere or do anything. Okay, I had that one night from hell, but since then I've been really okay, and at least I know there's no point living on false hope. At least I know it really is over so I can move on. But I have to say that this time I feel a bit numb, still in a state of shock, really, although I don't feel that my world has ended, not completely. I suppose that the light at the end of the tunnel, though not very bright, is at least still there. They say that it never hurts as much after the first time, and I suppose there's an element of truth in that, but they also say that every time you get hurt the barriers go up a little big higher and you end up being hard and cynical, and not giving anything to anyone." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"I started putting myself 'out there' again. Going to bars, parties, launches. And even though I felt like shit I pretended to have a good time, and after a couple of months I realized that I actually was having a good time, and that was when I decided that I'd had enough of men. At least for a while." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"There haven't been that many men I've been interested in, but I do have a tendency to fall for the ones who will never be interested in me, and the ones that fall for me are generally pretty revolting." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"I was in that rare state of mind that women always tell you to aspire to, but which you usually find impossible to reach. That state of mind that is completely happy without a man, isn't looking for anyone, is completely fulfilled by work and friends." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"I've always thought that it would happen really quickly, that I'd meet someone, we'd fall in love, and we'd probably both know by the end of our first evening that this was it. I'm not sure how I'd know, but I'm convinced I would. The only problem with that is, I think I know with all of them." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"once again I've been unceremoniously dumped when I thought I was in control, I thought I had a handle on things, I thought that I wouldn't get hurt. What is wrong with me? I mean, I'm a good person, I'm nice to people, and animals, and I try to treat people with respect, and what happens? I get bloody dumped. Over and over and over again." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"You probably think I'm lying, but it's true, because in the past I've thought about new boyfriends every second of every day. Well, almost. This is what I've never understood about men. No matter how crazy they are about you, they can get on with their lives, their work, their friends, and not give you a second thought. When they do think of you, which is generally when they're not thinking of anything else, they'll pick up the phone and call you, completely oblivious to the fact that you've been sitting there crying for a week because they haven't called. Personally I think it's because men are crap at juggling." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"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

"I didn't want to be in a relationship with someone unless they were absolutely right, and, let's face it, how often do you meet someone who you really fancy and really like? Exactly." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"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

"every time I meet someone new I ring Jules and tell her that this time it's different, this time they're different, and though I still think it I try not to tell her anymore because she just starts laughing and says that she's got a very strong sense of d

"and I'm so used to playing games with men, to pretending that I'm this hard, tough, career woman who's very happy being single and really don't mind, no, loves having relationships which involve seeing each other twice a week if you're lucky." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"once they're in your head, they're there for keeps until they either dump you or you manage to get over them. To be honest, I find the whole process completely exhausting." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

"I have this ridiculously romantic notion of being swept off my feet and knowing instantly when I meet the man I'm going to marry." - Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

Bookends by Jane Green Quotes 2/10

"'but it never really stops hurting. you just try to avoid the negative pieces because all it's going to do is upset you, and it's not as if anyone's giving you constructive criticism, they're just slagging you off because they don't like you and because they can.'" - bookends by jane green