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Quotations about Relationships

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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

...and then she said the happiest words in the English language:  "I understand." ~David Johansson, Skin of Sunset, 2009

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,

Those who need us give us a hold upon life. ~Marie Dubsky, Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830–1916), translated by Mrs Annis Lee Wister, 1882

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

In the end, we get older, we kill everyone who loves us through the worries we give them, through the troubled tenderness we inspire in them, and the fears we ceaselessly cause. ~Walter Benjamin

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

We need sympathy; hence we crave friendship and love. By the devotion of the other we feel our own power, our own value enhanced. Love tends to make man kinder and better through his complete identification with the existence of another. In the beauty of a loving attachment, man learns to comprehend all his fellowmen and to value and look at all the world by the glorious light of an inner community of emotions. ~Bernard S. Talmey, M.D., Love: A Treatise on the Science of Sex-Attraction, For the Use of Physicians and Students of Medical Jurisprudence, 1915

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

A partner is someone who makes you more than you are, simply by being by your side. ~Albert Kim

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,

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

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. ~Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993)  [I've yet to confirm this as an authentic Hepburn quote. I've found it without attribution going back to the late 1970s or early 1980s. Linda Ellerbee also used a version of it in her 1991 book Move On: Adventures in the Real World — "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." —tg]

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

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,

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,

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

It's not about finding fun things to do. It's about finding someone in whose company, it's all fun. ~Robert Brault,, 2018

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,

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

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,

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

Sooner or later we realize that we will only be offered imperfect people to love. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2016 August 10th tweet,

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

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

More important than how your day goes is having someone in your life to ask how it went. ~Robert Brault,

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,

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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 Marie Register Weedn (1929–2015), Forever, 1999,

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

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

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

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

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,

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

It is possible to live a simple, uncomplicated life, but we usually call it by a different name. We call it loneliness. ~Robert Brault, 2017,

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

No road is long with good company. ~Turkish Proverb

Two crossing the ford are best near each other. ~Gaelic proverb

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,

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

It is one of life's curious puzzles how two people walking arm-in-arm can end up in different places. ~Robert Brault,

Sometimes a relationship can hobble along for years with an injured leg of friendship or a broken wing of love. ~Terri Guillemets

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

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

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over. ~Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993)

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

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,

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

A relationship will eventually turn love inside out. And the test is whether you can love from both sides. ~Terri Guillemets, "The next day," 1989

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,

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

Pity him who has few foster-friends. ~Gaelic proverb

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

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,

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

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