Beloved

536 – “Perhaps, the problem is not the intensity of you love, but the quality of the people you are loving.”

–Warsan Shire [See Source Notes]

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515 – “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.”

–Captain Frederick Wentworth in a letter to Anne Elliott in Jane Austen’s Persuasion
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503 – “Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time. It’s just a natural feeling. ”

–Haruki Murakami

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444 – “Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.”

–e e Cummings [See Source Notes for entire poem]

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439 – “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants, but a true soul mate is a mirror; the person who shows you everything that is holding you back. A soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in.”

–anonymous

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