Trouble is part of your life and

Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.  ~Dinah ShorePIH

Once the realization is accepted that even

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Oh the comfort inexpressible of feeling

Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.  ~Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859The quote is widely attributed to George Eliot, but it was actually written by Dinah Maria (Mulock) Craik, 1826-1887. It is from Craik’s novel, A Life for a Life, published in 1859, chapter 16.

Sometimes you have to get know someone

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers.  ~Mary Tyler Mooreon Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, qtd in rdqqapr02

Basically the only thing we need is

Basically, the only thing we need is a hand that rests on our own, that wishes it well, that sometimes guides us.  ~Hector Bianciotti, Sans La Misericorde du Christ

In the coldest february as in every

In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.  ~Linda Ellerbee, Move On: Adventures in the Real World

If fame were based on kindness instead

If fame were based on kindness instead of popularity, on understanding and not on worldwide attention, you would be the biggest celebrity on earth.  And to my heart, you already are.  ~AnonymousQE

Lots of people want to ride with

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.  ~Oprah Winfrey