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Man is a knot into which relationships are tied.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière


Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need.  ~Margaret Mead


Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.  ~Swedish Proverb


Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.  That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.  ~Emily Kimbrough


There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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, 1859


If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say?  And why are you waiting?  ~Stephen Levine


Don't smother each other.  No one can grow in the shade.  ~Leo Buscaglia


Sticks and stones are hard on bones
Aimed with angry art,
Words can sting like anything
But silence breaks the heart.
~Phyllis McGinley, "Ballade of Lost Objects," 1954


Assumptions are the termites of relationships.  ~Henry Winkler


I like her because she smiles at me and means it.  ~Anonymous


Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.  ~Miles Franklin


You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.  ~Frederick Buechner


Present your family and friends with their eulogies now - they won't be able to hear how much you love them and appreciate them from inside the coffin.  ~Anonymous


Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.  "Pooh!" he whispered.  "Yes, Piglet?"  "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw.  "I just wanted to be sure of you."  ~A.A. Milne


I felt it shelter to speak to you.  ~Emily Dickinson


Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore


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 Shore


Lust is easy.  Love is hard.  Like is most important.  ~Carl Reiner


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


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~Marcel Proust


To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.  ~Doménico Cieri Estrada


Some people come into our lives and quickly go.  Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.  ~Flavia Weedn, Forever, © Flavia.com


No road is long with good company.  ~Turkish Proverb


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.  ~Anonymous


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


Good company upon the road is the shortest cut.  ~Author Unknown


Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you.  They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.  ~Author Unknown


People change and forget to tell each other.  ~Lillian Hellman


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


Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.  ~Mary Tyler Moore


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


You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.  ~Wayne W. Dyer


How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.  ~From the movie Annie


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