To be prosperous and happy in life, it is simple. Pick one woman, pick it well, and surrender.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things
Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
All relationships are tough. Just like with music, sometimes you have harmony and other times you have cacophony.
- Gayle Forman, If I Stay
Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen - because you love each other.
- Rainbow Rowell, Landline
Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that.
- Ally Condie, Matched
Some relationships are supposed to last forever, and some are only supposed to last a few days. That’s the way life is.
- Sophie Kinsella, Can You Keep a Secret?
Not every person you meet in life will become a close friend or lover. Some you will find hard to get along with or impossible to like. But these people, too, teach you the precious lesson of who you do like, so that you will appreciate those.
- Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
No relationship is absolutely reciprocal. Sometimes, when couples try to split everything in half, they discover that the relationship is not a partnership but a bean counting exercise. Striving for reciprocity in a relationship can be unhealthy.
- Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Rapture
Don't be discouraged - every relationship you have is a failure, until you find the right one.
- Gillian Flynn, Dark Places
Being in a relationship, that's something you choose. Being friends, that's something you just are.
- John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson
I hope you find someone you can't live without. I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it's like to have to try and live without them.
- Kiera Cass, The Selection
There wasn't a woman alive who could resist a man who paid attention to her, who made her feel like she was the only other person in his world.
- Sylvia Day, A Dark Kiss of Rapture
Every relationship is an education. Each new person we welcome into our hearts is a chance to evolve into something radically different than we used to be.
- Brian K. Vaughan, Saga