" Being able to love someone truly, madly, deeply, crazily and being loved in return is one of the most beautiful gifts and blessings from God. If you have it, treasure it. If you don’t, have faith some day it will for if that love is meant to be yours, it will happen at the right place, at the right time with the right person. "
" When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit. That’s why you can’t save it all up like that. Because by the time you finally see each other, you’re catching up on the big things, because it’s too much bother to tell about the little things. But the little things are what make up life. "
" When my absence doesn’t alter your life, then my presence has no meaning in it. "
" The best relationship is when you can act like lovers and best friends at the same time. "
" It’s hard not falling in love with someone who understands you, who sees the deepest and mixed up parts of yourself. It’s hard not falling in love with someone who calls you at 3 am because they want to check up on you and because they know you’re not asleep yet. "
" Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting, see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk - you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it doesn’t change that some people just don’t fit. "