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Man is a knot into which relationships are tied. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

Then clasp my hand with closer hold,
True hearts are never unconsoled,—
They fear not care, nor cloud, nor cold,
And smile at growing old!
~Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen (1832–1911), "November," c.1864

[I]f any one had asked what gifts she desired most, she would have answered with a look more pathetic than any shivering child had given her: "I want the sound of a loving voice; the touch of a friendly hand." ~Louisa May Alcott, "Seamstress," Work: A Story of Experience, 1873

Sometimes, in a relationship, we fail to put two and two together because we want so much to keep one and one together. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Relationship is an art. The dream that two people create is more difficult to master than one. ~Don Miguel Ruiz

Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need. ~Margaret Mead

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. ~Swedish Proverb

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. ~Emily Kimbrough

There are days when you need someone who just wants to be your sunshine and not the air you breathe. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

To truly know someone is to know the silence that stands for the thing they never speak of. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. ~Leo Buscaglia

For lack of an occasional expression of love, a relationship strong at the seams can wear thin in the middle. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ~Stephen Levine

Sometimes it is the person closest to us who must travel the furthest distance to be our friend. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Sticks and stones are hard on bones
Aimed with angry art,
Words can sting like anything
But silence breaks the heart.
~Phyllis McGinley, "Ballade of Lost Objects," 1954

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. ~Henry Winkler

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. ~Miles Franklin

In the end, who among us does not choose to be a little less right to be a little less lonely. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh!" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you." ~A.A. Milne

I felt it shelter to speak to you. ~Emily Dickinson

As important as shared memories is the silent agreement that certain things never happened. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

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

In the end there doesn't have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Lust is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important. ~Carl Reiner

Basically, the only thing we need is a hand that rests on our own, that wishes it well, that sometimes guides us. ~Hector Bianciotti, Sans La Misericorde du Christ

In the best of relationships you have two people who cannot think of anything that was not part of the deal. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust

When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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

You can be happy with someone who likes you despite your faults — until you meet someone who likes your faults. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Never give up on someone you can't go a day without thinking about. ~Author Unknown

The people in your life who don't need an invitation still like to get one. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. ~Author Unknown

It is usually the case that people who know you better than you know yourself think you're a pretty good person. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Without a single thought, two hands collide and the world finally makes sense again. ~Kayla Dawn

A lovers' quarrel is always about every quarrel you ever had. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. ~Flavia Weedn, Forever, ©Flavia.com

What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame but something wild to run with. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

No road is long with good company. ~Turkish Proverb

Happiness is having a dream you cannot let go of and a partner who would never ask you to. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Sometimes, we need a few people in our lives who will calmly call our bluff. ~Dr. SunWolf, professorsunwolf.com

Eventually, if you're lucky in life, you find someone with the same chemical imbalance you have. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

So often the end of a love affair is death by a thousand cuts, so often its survival is life by a thousand stitches. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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

Good company upon the road is the shortest cut. ~Author Unknown

There are times when two people need to step apart from one another, but there is no rule that says they have to turn and fire. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul. ~Julie-Jeanne Eléonore de Lepsinasse

In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other. ~Linda Ellerbee, Move On: Adventures in the Real World

Today, befriend a stranger, or if you feel up to more of a challenge, befriend a loved one. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you. ~Author Unknown

There are couples a matchmaker would match every time — and couples who, for no rhyme or reason, rhyme. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

People change and forget to tell each other. ~Lillian Hellman

If God had intended us to be alone, there would be more pleasure in massaging our own shoulders. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers. ~Mary Tyler Moore

Sometimes two people need to step apart
and make a space between
that each might see the other anew,
in a glance across a room
or silhouetted against the moon.
~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. ~Wayne W. Dyer

We are, many of us, a planet orbiting somebody's sun, unconscious of a lonely moon, orbiting our planet. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Under every full moon are lovers in love, and under every bright sun two friends smile as one. ~Terri Guillemets

Once you find someone to share your ups and downs, downs are almost as good as ups. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~From the movie Annie

Sometimes you know a relationship won't work but you enter it anyway, because it would be so cool if it did. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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