Best Love Quotes

What can be better than love quotes? Not all that many things. These are my favorite quotes about the messiness and madness that comes with being in love.

1. “You don’t love somebody because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult

2. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

3. “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – John Green

4.  “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda

5. “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” – Neil Gaiman

6. “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough” – Nicholas Sparks

7. “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” – Robert Fulghum

8. “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis

9. “Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone’s bad qualities because they somehow complete you.” – Sarah Dessen

10. “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Conquering The Honeymoon Period

Every relationship has that initial “Nothing can go wrong” moment. You’re both really into each other and you feel like that won’t ever change. There’s a lot of romance, you love talking to them every second of the day, and everything is perfect. Unfortunately, that period ends for everyone. But it’s up to the couple involved whether or not they beat this patch that all couples go through. This is the point where you see the strength in your relationship. If it’s strong enough to get through, it will beat it. I’m going to attempt to expand upon when this period ends and how to keep things going.

Obviously, the period ends at different times depending on the couple. It could be anywhere from just a few weeks to a couple of months. Typically, it’s two or three weeks but this also depends on how long your relationships typically last. For example, if you’re someone who’s had a lot of long term relationship, the honeymoon period where everything is great may last longer since it’s not a new concept to you. No matter when it happens, one major tips that I have is: it’s okay to fight. However, I think it’s important not to pick fight after fight because that’s the point when the relationship becomes dominated by fighting which is something no one wants.

If this is someone that you care about and are willing to change your ways for, it’s more likely that it will work. Being honest with one another is also important. One of the biggest tips to remember is to have some distance as well. Don’t be around your significant other 24/7 or even text them all the time. Speaking from personal experience, talking to them all the time can be too much sometimes because you get sick of each other. No one can keep that up all the time without getting exhausted. It doesn’t matter how perfect you think the person it is, it won’t work. Someone is bound to feel suffocated so it’s best to give some space but not too much either. In theory, it might sound difficult to find a balance and there’s definitely some difficult moments, but it will be best for your relationship in the end.

Take this advice or don’t, whatever you choose is completely up to you. I think these are some honest tips that will certainly help guide you to having a healthy and sincere relationship. Relationship advice works for some people while others find no use of it at all so take it as you please. I just hope these tips make sense to you readers! Thank you for reading!

The Movie Unbroken and What It Means To Me

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I found the movie Unbroken to be an inspirational one to say the least. I haven’t read the book and I’m the type that absolutely hates to see a movie before I read the book. I was still familiar with Louis Zamperini’s story and so I went ahead and saw the movie. One of my favorite parts, and I’m not sure how accurate it is, was when Louis changed his attitude. He was a kid that constantly in fights due to the fact that he was different from the other boys. He believed the lies the boys told him, that he wasn’t good enough to do anything. Louis’s brother Pete told him that he could do anything that he wanted to do and encouraged him to use his quick speed to use by joining the track team. Pete pushed him to keep going harder and harder, even calling him mean names from the sidelines as Louis was running in races.

I think this story about his childhood is important because it shows his change of attitude. It shows that you don’t have to accept being a negative person who refuses to evolve, you can change your attitude. Changing your attitude depends upon changing your state of mind and the way that you view yourself and the ones around you. You can’t just convince yourself that you’re not important and that everyone is against you. You have to motivate yourself and believe in your abilities.

A motto that Louis uses throughout the hardships he endures in his life is something that Pete told him, “If you can take it, you can make it.” This is a beautiful and optimistic take on life and it can make things easier to face. Louis refused being a bitter person who did nothing with his life and being a more hopeful and happy person was what got him through being stuck on a boat for 47 days at sea then the months of being held at a Japanese POW camp.

In the end, Louis decided to get rid of all bitterness and forgive. It took him awhile but he eventually let go and became a better person because of it. Louis Zamperini has a story about life, love, survival, change, bitterness, rage, and also forgiveness. Once he accepted Christ as his savior, he forgave all of the Japanese men who held him captive. Some of which were amazed with Zamperini’s faith and were then led to accept Christ as well. Above all, this movie shows that change is inevitable but it’s also something positive if we allow it to be that way.