But the problem with looking back when you should be walking ahead is that you usually end up walking into something that hurts.— Megan Hart
The most bashful Megan Hart quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
When you find someone who makes you smile and laugh, when you find someone who makes you feel safe…you shouldn’t let that person go just because you’re afraid.
A good sister is one who won't be embarrassed when you burst into tears in public. A better one will hand you tissues until you stop. The best is the one who will go get you another latte to go with the ginormous chocolate orgy she's already laid in front of you.
You never fall in love with anyone the same way you fell in love with someone else. It's always different, every time, if you're lucky-or cursed-enough to have it happen more than once. But I've never been uncertain about love, not any of the times I found myself in it. Love is always real, even when it doesn't last.
You don’t have to be sad to miss someone and wish they were still in your life.
Foolish. Stupid. I knew it. I knew my reaction was unreasonable, bu the heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. Blaise Pascal said that, and I've always found it to be true.
Sometimes, you turn back. Sometimes, you walk away. And sometimes, you find the place you're meant to be, and you stay there. You find a way to make it work. Whatever it takes.
I looked at the cards in my hand, the queen of hearts nestled between the king of clubs and the king of spades. No wonder she was smiling.
You know what they say. Best revenge is looking good, right?
We labored under the pretense that nothing had changed when everything had, and I understood him, but i no longer knew him.
What are you, Elle? Are you a ghost? Are you an angel or a demon? Because you can’t be real.
There are few times when we know with absolute certainty we are going to do something for the last time. Life has a way of moving in circles, bringing us back to places we didn’t expect and taking us away from those we do. There are too many times we don’t pay close enough attention, and moments are lost in our assumption we’ll have another chance.
Knowing what you need doesn't always mean you know how to get it, though.
I'd spent a long time hiding in my cave. No matter how much I might want to come out into the light, I knew it would hurt my eyes. I was a fool. A fool, but nevertheless too smart not to know I was the architect of my own demise, that it was time to put my past behind me. It was time to stop allowing the white elephants to stand unspoken of in my living room.
Sometimes,” Joe said after a bit, “it’s just easier to keep being what everyone expects you to be. Even if that’s what you’re not, anymore.
I do not like that I allowed my past to close me off.
I do not like that I let circumstances rob me of the ability to have a normal relationship with a man, to have friends, to be happy. I do not like it, but I had felt myself powerless against it.
There are many things I don't know, but quite a few I do.
I know you can't be lost if you know where you are. I know that life is full of precious and fragile things, and not all of them are pretty. I know that the sun follows the moon and makes days, one after another. Time passes. The world turns, and we turn with it, and though we can never go back to the beginning, sometimes, we can start again.
From the first time you laughed with me, all those months, and all those stories,” Joe said quietly. “They were all you, to me. All of them were you.
The hardest lies to detect are the ones surrounded by truth.
Perfection is too high a goal to strive for.
Sometimes working hard brings more satisfaction in the end.
He hadn’t been her first lover or the first boy to give her an orgasm.
He hadn’t even been the first she’d loved. He’d been the first to turn her inside out with something as simple as a smile. The first to make her doubt herself. He’d taken her deeper than anyone ever had, and yet she hadn’t drowned.
Love is always real, even when it doesn’t last.
All men have the stars, but they are not the same things for different people.
There seemed to be so much to say, but no words adequate to say it.
Tears disturb and confuse men, but women know the relief they can bring.
I didn't cry because I couldn't deal with my life, but because I could.
Good things, by their nature, are fleeting. It’s those that bring us grief that linger.
Scars are proof we can can survive
My head's filled up with all the reasons it won't work.
And I keep running the figures, over and over, but I can't seem to come up with an answer.
Does madness bring creativity? Or does creativity cause madness? Can an artist create without the ups so high and the downs so low?
I've done my best to drive you away, Sadie," he said suddenly. "But you've never left me.
It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
That is what the narrator ofThe Little Prince says after the little prince argues with him the first time about matters of consequence. And he was right. My land of tears had been a secret for a very long time.
There's nothing that says you can't change.
" "Not even if it changes everything else?" I shook my head. "Not even then.
If you're lucky, the friends you make when you're sixteen stay with you for the rest of your life. If you're smart, you know when it's time to let them go.
He put my fingertips to his mouth and kissed them.
Licked the trace of blood away. Made them clean. Then I knew the truth I had been denying. He made me clean. Dan made me clean and shining and bright. He made me beautiful, and I did not want to lose him.
One must have sorrow to truly appreciate joy.
I didn’t fall in love with James. Falling sounds like an accident. Falling hurts. I’d fallen in love with Michael, fallen hard like slipping off a cliff and hitting the rocks below. Falling in love was something I’d vowed never to do again. I chose to love James.
If you want to know how someone really feels, you almost never have to ask.
I have seen clouds part for the sun. I have seen rainbows. I have seen flowers in the morning, covered in dew, and I have seen sunsets so brilliant with fire they made me want to weep. And I have seen Dan smile at me, his lips still wet from my kiss, and if I had to choose which sight moved me the most I would say it was that one.
I waited for a long time and there was nothing but the pain of wanting something I couldn't seem to find.
I was trying to replace something I'd come to care about very much with something pretending to be as important.
If I'd known it was going to be the last time he'd ever hold me, I'd have paid better attention.
Bess had become the ocean, always breaking against the rocks but never staying broken. Her love was the ocean, too, endless and always changing, yet forever the same.
Sometimes the picture someone else paints of us is a more accurate portrayal than a reflection. What we see in the mirror is always reversed. A portrait not only allows us to see our own faces, but how it looks to others.
I've been hit on plenty of times, mostly by men with little finesse who thought what was between their legs made up for what they lacked between their ears.
Sometimes grief is a comfort we grant ourselves because it's less terrifying than trying for joy.
Sometimes,” he said after a second that lasted a million years, “things get broken. And they can’t be fixed.
This is the truth. I have been in love. I have been in lust. I’ve made good choices and bad ones, I have been smart and I’ve been stupid. But I have never in my life felt the way I do now, here, with Will.
They’re like sharks. Circling. Cute, single guy, good job, nice car. It’s all they know about me.” His tone was light but his expression serious. Maybe that’s because it’s all you show them.” Maybe it’s all they want to see.
I had no words to give him. No explanation. I didn’t understand it, myself. It scared me, but then so do roller coasters, and I ride them anyway, too.
I knew him, but I don't understand him.
The past doesn't change no matter how much time you spend thinking about it.
Good and bad all add up to the whole. Take away one piece, no matter how small, and the whole changes. Whether it's optimism, pessimism or fatalism, I don't spend my time wishing for the past to be different so present would be different, too. I control my future with what I choose now.