A good marriage, like any partnership, meant subordinating one's own needs to that of the other's, in the expectation that the other will do the same.

Everything a baby does strikes a parent as the most magical thing he/she has ever seen.

The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all.

It's not a thrilling tale of adventure or the kind of fairy-tale romance portrayed in movies, but it felt like divine intervention.

Who did she know in Raleigh who took the time off to fix a house? Or read Whitman or Eliot, finding images in the mind, thoughts of the spirit? Or hunted dawn from the bow of a canoe? These weren't the things that drove society, but she felt they shouldn't be treated as unimportant. They made living worthwhile.

After I got shot, you want to know the very first thing that entered my mind? The U.S. Mint. I am coin in the U.S. Army. Now, I have two small holes in me. I'm no longer perfectly culled. Do you want to know the very last thing that entered my mind, You.

I read once that women love mysterious strangers.

I know my journey's not over yet, and that life is a winding path, but I can only hope it somehow circles back to the place I belong. That's.

He pulled her close and kissed her beneath a blanket of stars, wondering how on earth he'd been so lucky to find her.

You are in so much more trouble than I thought you were!

There are lots of men out there - men who could fall in love with you at the drop of a hat.

Tough toenails, tiger. What you want and what you get are usually two entirely different things.

These days, kids are scheduled from morning to night because parents have demanded it, and London has been no exception.

I wrote my first novel at the age of 19. […] I didn't get published until I was 28. There was a lot of learning from 19 to 28.

There's no love like the first.

I think... that when it comes to us, anything is possible.

The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last.

From the outside, my life seemed charmed, and I would say as much to anyone who asked. And yet deep down, part of me would also have known that I was lying.

Don't let fear govern your decision.

Where does a story truly begin? In life, there are seldom clear-cut beginnings, those moments when we can, in looking back, say that everything started. Yet there are moments when fate intersects with our daily lives, setting in motion a sequence of events whose outcome we could never have foreseen.

That didn't mean, of course, that he was ready to headlong into single life. If it happened, it happened. And if it didn't? He figured he'd cross that bridge when he came to it. He was willing to wait for the right person, someone who not only brought joy back into his life..

You can't see the forest for the trees.

Maybe he suspected something, maybe he'd simply been around long enough to know that fairytales seldom came true.

Realizing that if she quit now, she would always wonder what would happened. And she didn't think she could live with that.

Our love is like the wind... I cant see it, but I sure can feel it.

The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.

I've wanted to go out with you from the first moment I saw you. I just had to wait until you were ready.

Early on, he'd learned to enjoy simple things, things that couldn't be bought, and he had a hard time understanding people who felt otherwise.

You were honest and hardworking and kind. You were polite and patient and more mature than any guy I'd dated before. And when we were together, you listened in a way that made me feel like I was the only woman in the world. You made me feel complete and spending time with you just seemed right.

I've learned that memories can have a physical, almost living presence.

If you simply ignored the feeling, you would never know what might happen, and in many ways that was worse than finding out in the first place. Because if you were wrong, you could go forward in your life without ever looking back over your shoulder and wondering what might have been.

Amanda Cardinale, Abby Koons, Emily Sweet, and Sharon Krassney also deserve my thanks. I appreciate all that you do. The Cyrus family deserves my thanks not only for welcoming me into their home, but for all they've done with the film. And a special thanks goes to.

What happens in the past, is in the past. But don't be surprised if it comes back and haunts you.

It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure.

You're probably the most boring teenager in the world.

If not for my diaries, I would swear I had lived only half as long as I have. Long periods of my life seem to have vanished. And now I read the passages and wonder who I was when I wrote them, for I cannot remember the events of my life. There are times I sit and wonder where it all has gone.

Now as he watched Katie toying with a ring that wasn't there, he felt his old investigative instincts kick in. There'd been a husband, he thought; her husband was the missing element. Either she was still married or she wasn't, but he had an undeniable hunch that Katie was still afraid of him.

Regrets about the journey, maybe, but not the destination.

I may be older and wiser, I may have lived another life since then, but I know that when my time eventually comes, the memories of that day will be the final images that float through my mind. I still love her, you see, and I‟ve never removed my ring. In all these years I‟ve never felt the desire to do so.

A story about family, first loves, second chances, and the moments in life that leads you back home.

She had fallen in love with a stranger in the course of a weekend, and she would never fall in love again.

In all my life, I'd never been as sure of anything, and as much as I hoped to one day hear Savannah say these words to me, what mattered most was knowing that love was mine to give, without strings or expectations.

Just when you think it can't get worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it will. But as long as you remember that he loves you and you love him you'll be just fine.

Emotions come and go and can't be controlled so there's no reason to worry about them. That in the end, people should be judged by their actions since in the end it was actions that defined everyone.

I know you miss me terribly. I miss you, too. But we still have each other, for I am - and always have been - part of you. You carry me in your heart, just as I carried you in mine, and nothing can ever change that. I love you, my darling, and you love me. Hold on to that feeling. Hold on to us. And little by little, you will find a way to heal.

Savannah sometimes sounded a lot like the little voice that had taken up residence in my head but never bothered paying rent, and right now it whispered that if I felt guilty, maybe I was doing something wrong.

The grass isn't always greener on the other side. What the younger generation didn't understand was that the grass was greenest where it's watered...

And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.

Real people had real agendas, real demands, real expectations about how other people should behave.