“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
“ I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
“I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
“ I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
“ If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.
“Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
“If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.
“Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.