Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do.— Jean Piaget
Provocative Long Relationship quotations
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.
A good relationship is like fireworks: loud, explosive, and liable to maim you if you hold on too long.
Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.
I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.
A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
I will go anywhere as long is it is forward.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart.
Things must be felt with the heart.
No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.
So your having trouble with your partner.
Well ask yourself, if you were in a relationship with a replica of yourself how long would it last?
I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?
Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
The scariest thing about distance is that you don't know whether they'll miss you or forget you.
Misanthropes have some admirable if paradoxical virtues.
It is no exaggeration to say that we are among the nicest people you are likely to meet. Because good manners build sturdy walls, our distaste for intimacy makes us exceedingly cordial "ships that pass in the night." As long as you remain a stranger we will be your friend forever.
Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.
Distance never seperates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad cuz I miss you I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.
When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse.
All the while, believe me, I prayed our night would last twice as long.
Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.
The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.
God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them.
I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal.
It won't be long before another day, were gonna have a good time.
And no ones gonna take that time away. You can stay as long as you like
My goal on the show was to be professional.
But sometimes you cant help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long - which I did for a really, really long time.
The journey is long, but the goal is in each step.
Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go.
You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.
When one group rules another, the relationship between the two is political.
When such an arrangement is carried out over a long period of time it develops an ideology (feudalism, racism, etc.). All historical civilizations are patriarchies: their ideology is male supremacy.
Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.
God is the one who satisfies the passion for justice, the longing for spirituality, the hunger for relationship, the yearning for beauty. And God, the true God, is the God we see in Jesus of Nazareth, Israel's Messiah, the world's true Lord.
Every couple needs to argue now and then.
Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.
It's only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous.
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
It was not a healthy marriage for long time.
It was never about another man, it was about what my and Dennis's relationship could not sustain.
The thing that I think is the most important is taking moments to express your appreciation to your partner. A thank you or a quick kiss can go a long way toward affirming your relationship and commitment to each other. That's not hard to do even when you're juggling insane careers and three kids.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be.
It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
If you're abest during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.
I won't telephone him. I'll never telephone him again as long as I live. He'll rot in hell, before I'll call him up. You don't have to give me strength, God; I have it myself. If he wanted me, he could get me. He knows where I am. He knows I'm waiting here. He's so sure of me, so sure. I wonder why they hate you, as soon as they are sure of you.
As lovers, the difference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at times.
As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence.
I'm very much a loner. I don't like long relationships with people and I always keep people at a distance.
If I say your voice is an amber waterfall in which I yearn to burn each day, if you eat my mouth like a mystical rose with powers of healing and damnation, If I confess that your body is the only civilization I long to experience… would it mean that we are close to knowing something about love?