Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken - and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.
Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Sometimes good things fall apart so better things could fall together.
Better to have loved and lost than to live with regret.
The remedy for life's broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don't try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive.
Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it.
Like some wines our love could neither mature nor travel.
When one door closes another door opens. Usually a refrigerator.
Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go.
Strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go.
When your ex says ‘You’ll never find anyone like me’. Say ‘that’s the point’.
Being sectioned was the best thing that ever happened to me.
I believe that everything happens for a reason.
Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right.
Break-ups are hard for anybody, but it's particularly tough when it's being documented and you see the person's picture everywhere. Most people don't have that added problem when they break up with someone.
Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.
Sometimes when you're with somebody, and all their stuff is at your house, it's so hard to break up with them. You don't know what they're going to wreck and destroy.
There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won't stand for that.
The male is always the pawn in a romantic comedy. Come together, break up, go chase her, get her, roll credits. That's what happens in all of them.
New clothes are a great way to deal after a breakup. A good mix CD also helps you get through it and... you know, 72 hours of ice cream.
What's that line from TS Eliot? To arrive at the place where you started, but to know it for the first time. I'm able to write about a breakup from a different place. Same brokenness. Same rock-bottom. But a little more informed, now I'm older. Thank God for growing up.
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