Relationship Quotes That Just Might Improve Your Relationship
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200 Relationship Quotes That Just Might Improve Your Relationship

Relationship most often refers to family relations and relatives; a strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people; a connection between two people driven by love and/or sexual attraction. At the heart of life lie the relationships we have with other people. Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships is one of the most important things we’ll do in our lives. Whether they are based on romance, friendship, or kinship, having the support of others makes us feel valued, confident, and happy.

Is there anything more challenging in life than relationships? Maintaining long-lasting, rewarding relationships is a challenge we can all relate to. At the start of a relationship, everything seems so perfect but as time goes by you start to face relationship problems. And relationships become hard to sustain and finding the perfect balance to maintain becomes even harder. To build a strong, healthy relationship you need to deal with your relationship problems even when you two don’t get along.

This is 200 of the most thought-provoking, touching, inspiring and helpful quotes on relationships. Our selection of relationship quotes can positively affect your relationship and strengthen them. And our selection of these chosen relationship quotes will help you find that balance.

If you want more on the relationship you have with yourself then check out this post with quotes on love yourself, friendship quotes and moving on quotes.

200 Inspiring Relationship Quotes

Top 10 Relationship Quotes

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo. But what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” – Oscar Wilde

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” – Dale Carnegie

“Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.” – Marcus Aurelius

Relationship Quotes With Images

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“A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other.”

“A perfect relationship is not perfect, it’s just that both people never gave up.”

“A great relationship is about two things: First, appreciating the similarities and second, respecting the differences.”

“A good relationship is when someone accepts your past, supports your present, and encourages your future.”

“The greatest relationships are the ones you never expected to be in.”

“Relationships are worth fighting for, but you can’t be the only one fighting.”

“Relationships are like Rome — difficult to start out, incredible during the prosperity of the ‘golden age’, and unbearable during the fall. Then, a new kingdom will come along and the whole process will repeat itself until you come across a kingdom like Egypt… that thrives, and continues to flourish. This kingdom will become your best friend, your soul mate, and your love.” – Helen Keller

“Relationships include: fights, jealousy, arguments, faith, tears, disagreements, but a real relationship fights through all that with love.”

“The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are.” – Stephen R. Covey

“The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.” – Neale Donald Walsch

“The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.” – Alexandra Penney

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson Gentry

Short Relationship Quotes

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“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

“The heart is forever inexperienced.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” – Henry Winkler

“Don’t try to be something to everyone. Be everything to someone.”

“Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.” – Mike Murdock

“In relationships, the little things are the big things.” – Stephen Covey

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” – Swedish Proverb

“Souls tend to go back to who feels like home.” – N. R. Heart

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens

“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.” – B. R. Ambedkar

“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

“We were together even when we were apart.” – Shannon A. Thompson

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller

“You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“You’re my reflection, all I see is you.” – Justin Timberlake

“Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.” – William Shakespeare

“All relationships go through hell, real ones get through it.”

Long Distance Relationship Quotes

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“The scariest thing about distance is you don’t know if they’ll miss you or forget about you.” – Nicholas Sparks

“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“In true love the smallest distance is too great and the greatest distance can be bridged.” – Hans Nouwens

Funny Relationship Quotes

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“Apologizing does not mean that you’re wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.”

“Beyond friendships adding to the list of improving life success and happiness, experts also assert that supportive relationships improve our odds of survival by fifty percent.” – Shasta Nelson

“Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.” – Nicholas Sparks

“In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.” – Robert Brault

“Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone and finding that that’s ok with them.” – Alain de Botton

“It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it is the little differences that make them interesting.” – Todd Ruthman

“She is the only evidence of God I have seen with the exception of the mysterious force that removes one sock from the dryer every time I do my laundry.” – St. Elmo’s Fire

“There’s no such thing as the perfect soulmate. If you meet someone and you think they’re perfect, you better run as fast as you can in the other direction, cause your soulmate is the person that pushes all your buttons, pisses you off on a regular basis, and makes you face your shit.” – Madonna

“You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” – Albert Einstein

Cute Relationship Quotes

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“But I must admit, I miss you quite terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby.” – Lemony Snicket

“It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.”

“It doesn’t matter who hurt you, or broke you down. What matters is who made you smile again.”

“It feels good to think about you when I’m warm in bed. I feel as if you’re curled up there beside me, fast asleep. And I think how great it would be if it were true.” – Haruki Murakami

“It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.” – Gabriel Garcia Márquez

“When you’re in a relationship and it’s good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.” – Keith Sweat

Inspirational Relationship Quotes

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“Being good to yourself equates to having a positive relationship with yourself and higher self-esteem.” – Sophie Winters

“Do what you did in the beginning of the relationship and there won’t be an end.” – Anthony Robbins

“Don’t give up at the first signs of friction: only through clear communication, flexibility and willingness to adapt can you find a relationship that will weather the storms of life.” – Tom Miles

“Forgiveness is the oil of all relationships.”

“Forgiveness is essential for every kind of relationship we have.” – Barbara J Hunt

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” – A.A. Milne

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” – Wayne Dyer

“No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together.”

“No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater.” – Sarah Dessen

“Stick to the basics: Hold on to your family and friends—they will never go out of fashion.” – Niki Taylor

“The best feeling in the world is knowing that you actually mean something to someone.”

“There is no challenge strong enough to destroy your marriage as long as you are both willing to stop fighting against each other, and start fighting for each other.” – Dave Willis

“There’s no perfect relationship. All relationships are work. If you put in the work, you’ll reap the rewards.” – Jesse Metcalfe

“Trust in a relationship is very crucial. Without trust, a relationship cannot last as a healthy and happy bond.” – Alana Johnson

“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.” – Joyce Meyer

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” – Catherine Ponder

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – William James

“You can’t just give up on someone because the situation is not ideal. Great relationships are not great because they have no problems. They are great because both people care enough about the other person to find a way to make it work.”

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus

“But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” – Khalil Gibran

Toxic Relationship Quotes

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“Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” – Mark Twain

“Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

New Relationship Quotes

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“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou

“A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment.” – Greta Scacchi

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” – Tennessee Williams

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

Bad Relationship Quotes

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“If you don’t value yourself, then you will always be attracted to people who don’t value you either.”

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” – Joseph F. Newton Men

“Relationships end too soon because people stop putting in the same effort to keep you, as they did to win you.”

Sad Relationship Quotes

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“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Relationships, marriages are ruined where one person continues to learn, develop and grow and the other person stands still.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together.”

“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Relationship Goals Quotes

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“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon

“Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” – Gloria Steinem

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one” – C.S. Lewis

“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

“I’m grateful for the struggles we have faced together because we have grown together as a couple.”

“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.” – Leo F. Buscaglia

“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” – Emily Kimbrough

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” – Anthony Robbins

“The extent to which two people in a relationship can bring up and resolve issues is a critical marker of the soundness of a relationship.” – Henry Cloud

“To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.” – Doménico Cieri Estrada

“We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.”

“Whether it is a friendship or a relationship, all bonds are built on trust. Without it, you have nothing.”

Relationship Cheating Quotes

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“Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons to break up.”

“No matter how busy a person’s day may be, if they really care, they will always find time for you.”

Relationship Love Quotes

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“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” – Frederick Buechner

“What is uttered from the heart alone, will win the hearts of others to your own.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.” – Josiah G. Holland

“Real giving is when we give to our spouses what’s important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not.” – Michele Weiner-Davis

“Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” – Walter Winchell

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” – A.A. Milne

“I would rather share one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.” – Lord of the Rings

“Having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night is a very old human need.” – Margaret Mead

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” – Stephanie Perkins

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan

“Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.” – Juno

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” – Paulo Coelho

“Love cures people—both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” – Karl Menninger

“Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love; I rose in it.” – Toni Morrison

“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” – Jane Austen

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin

“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” – John Lennon

“True love is not a hide-and-seek game; in true love, both lovers seek each other.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

“Love is totally nonsensical. But we have to keep doing it or else we’re lost and love is dead, and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do.” – Ted (Josh Radnor)

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Love is an endless act of forgiveness. Forgiveness is me giving up the right to hurt you for hurting me.” – Beyoncé

“Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” – Patrick Rothfuss

“We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.” – Cornel West

“The one who is meant for you encourages you to be your best, but still loves and accepts you at your worst.”

“Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone.” – Cecelia Ahern

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.” – Sophocles

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” – Bruce Lee

“Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.” – Jeanna Moreau

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” – Jane Austen

“It isn’t possible to love and to part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” – E.M. Forster

“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” – Andre Breton

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” – Thomas Merton

“Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s alright to kiss me anytime you feel like it.” – The Hunger Games

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Love doesn’t make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Fraklin P. Jones

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou

“Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” – Honore de Balzac

“What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.” – Leo Buscaglia

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – Nicholas Sparks

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

“Love is something eternal; the aspect might change, but not the essence.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

“Love is a game that two can play and both can win.” – Eva Gabor

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and the courage to accept the love in return.” – Maya Angelou

“Three things I want in a relationship: Eyes that won’t cry, lips that won’t lie, and love that won’t die.” – Wiz Khalifa

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao-Tzu

“The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.” – Woody Allen

“The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals of absence.” – Samuel Johnson

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

“Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.” – Dinah Shore

“When you cultivate quality relationships, not only do you feel better and help your friends feel better, but you contribute to an increase of joy, love, and peace in the world.” – Tara Bianca

“Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.” – Carroll Bryant

“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘for ever.’ But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don’t like doing it.” – Marian Keyes

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward

“That’s how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too.” – Kaui Hart Hemmings

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“In the flush of love’s light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” – Maya Angelou

“Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.” – Diane Arbus

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn/Is just to love, and be loved, in return.” – Moulin Rouge

“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.” – John Green

“All relationships have one law. Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you’re there.”

“Love isn’t hopeless. Look, maybe I’m no expert on the subject, but there was one time I got it right.” – The Simpsons

“It’s a humbling thing when you find someone to love. Even better if you’ve been waiting your whole life.” – George Clooney

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind/And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – William Shakespeare

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen

“Maybe you don’t need the whole world to love you. Maybe you just need one person.” – Kermit the Frog

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” – Jess C. Scott, The Intern

“A great relationship doesn’t happen because of the love you had in the beginning, but how well you continue building love until the end.”

“A soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…” – Elizabeth Gilbert

Relationship Quotes For Him

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“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”― Albert Camus

“The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.” – Dale Carnegie

“He can’t read your mind. So take a moment to let him know how you really feel.”

“And don’t forget… I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” – Notting Hill

“A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.” – Leo F. Buscaglia

“He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.” – Buddha

Relationship Quotes For Her

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“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.” – Oscar Wilde

“You cannot leave everything to Fate, boy. She’s got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand.” – Ever After

“The way her body existed only where he touched her. The rest of her was smoke.” – Arundhati Roy

“When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.” – Victor Hugo

“I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” – Nicole Krauss

“She was trouble. Chaos really. But her smile. Her smile dared me to fall in love with her.” – Atticus

Conclusion

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