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"It was the best thing anyone had ever said to me, and it was the best for one reason: I felt exactly the same way. The person who loved me like this was the person I loved back, which can feel like an absolute miracle. It is an absolute miracle."

—Emily Giffin, Baby Proof

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"‎It’s not easy. It’s not supposed to be easy. Most people make mistakes. Most people have to learn the hardest lessons more than once."

—Po Bronson, What Should I Do with My Life?

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"If you do something too good, then, after a while, if you don’t watch it, you start showing off. And then you’re not as good any more."

—J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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"Isn’t that the point of every relationship: to be known by someone else, to be understood? He gets me. She gets me. Isn’t that the simple magic phrase?"

—Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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"I’m not bossy―I just happen to be more capable than most everyone else."

—Shannon Hale, The Actor and the Housewife

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"Life isn’t like that. You can’t be sure how it’s going to come out, even if you do everything right. They turn around on you, lives do."

—Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead

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"Love should bring joy, it should grant a person peace, but here and now, it was bringing only pain."

—Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

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"It doesn’t matter what you say you believe, it only matters what you do."

—Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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"When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow."

—Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet

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"Truth is, something that I thought was perfect was taken away from me, and I never wanted perfect again. I wanted middle of the road, stuff I didn’t care about so that I couldn’t lose anything I really loved ever again."

—Cecelia Ahern, The Time of My Life

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"When I was little, I used to go to the local ice-skating rink. In my mind, I always felt like I could twirl and jump, but when I got out onto the ice, I could barely keep my blades straight. When I got older, that’s how it was with people: In my mind, I am bold and forthright, but what comes out always seems to be so meek and polite."

—Gayle Forman, Just One Day

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"Love is my drug of choice, even if it comes laced with pain and disaster."

—Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

(via bornreadygeneration)

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"Some families, like some couples, become toxic to each other after prolonged exposure."

—Jonathan Tropper, This is Where I Leave You

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"There are just lots of possibilities in the world. I need to keep my mind open for what could happen and not decide that the world is hopeless if what I want to happen doesn’t happen. Because something else great might happen in between."

—Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

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"The past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past."

—Virginia Woolf