“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
“The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.
“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
“ Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.
“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
“I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?
“Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.
“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.