But their relationship at the very start… was established with her in pursuit of him, and all the years since, of hidden meetings, of wise decisions to end it and thrilling abject collapses back into sex, have not disrupted the fundamental pattern of her giving and his taking, of her fearing their end more than he, and clinging, and disliking herself for clinging, and wanting to punish him for her dislike, and him shrugging and continuing to bask in the sun of her love, that rises every day whether he is there or not. He can’t believe it, quite, and has to keep testing her.
— John Updike (Rabbit at Rest)
No matter what never settle for anything that doesn’t feel right.
— What I Like About You (via wordsthat-speak)
I love you means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them, asking in return that you do not judge me for mine.
— Jonathan Safran Foer (via wordsthat-speak)