In the end, it’s worked out because we both want it to. As long as you two have that, you’ll be able to make it through anything.- Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue
I like him. I'm not crazy about him yet, I'll be ready to say good-bye later, but I like him. And that's enough for me right now.- Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
That he'll never let you down. That boy's got a heart the size of Kentucky, and he loves you. That's important. Take it from someone who knows. My mom used to tell me that whatever you do, marry someone who loves you more than you love him.- Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
It wasn't that long, & it certainly wasn't the kind of kiss you see in movies these days, but it was wonderful in its own way, & all I can remember about the moment is that when our lips first touched, I knew the memory would last forever- Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time.- Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding
And that’s the most wonderful feeling in the world, how many people are ever given that chance? To have someone you love fall in love with you over and over.- Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding
But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.- Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding
Love could be set in motion quickly, but true love needed time to grow into something strong and enduring. Love was, above all, about commitment and dedication and a belief that spending a year with a certain person would create something greater than the sum of what the two could accomplish separately. Only time, however, could show whether you'd been accurate in your judgment- Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding
It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another & not say anything & still feel content. The young, brash & impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Only the summer is over, not us. We'll never be over.- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. And, my darling, you will always be mine.- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
The romantics would call this a love story, the cynics would call it a tragedy. In my mind it's a little bit of both, and no matter how you choose to view it in the end, it does not change the fact that it involves a great deal of my life and the path I've chosen to follow.- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can’t control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense, that’s what it was like for me. I didn’t plan on falling in love with you, and i doubt if you planned on falling in love with me, but once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us, we fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created, for me love like that has happened only once, and that’s why every minute we spend together has been saved in my memory, I’ll never forget a single moment of it.- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Instead of dreaming of a miracle, you learn to make your own.- Jodi Picoult, House Rules
When someone dies, it feels like the hole in your gum when a tooth falls out. You can chew, you can eat, you have plenty of other teeth, but your tongue keeps going back to that empty place, where all the nerve endings are still a ltitle raw.- Jodi Picoult, House Rules
"Do you miss Jess?"
"Yes. She was my friend."
"Then why don't you show it?"
"Why Should I? If I know I feel it, that's what counts. Don't you ever look at someone who's
hysterical in publich and wonder if it's because they really feel miserable or because they
want others to know they're miserable? It kind of dilutes the emotion if you display it for
the whole world to see. Makes it less pure."
The brain of a person in love doesn't look like the brain of someone overcome by deep emotion. It looks like the brain of a person who's been snorting coke.- Jodi Picoult, House Rules
Logical thinking keeps you from wasting your time worrying, or hoping. It prevents disappointment. Imagination, on the other hand, only gets you hyped up over things that will never realistically happen.- Jodi Picoult, House Rules
If you ever find yourself arguing with a woman, try kissing her to throw her off her guard. If you are in the middle of a battle and your buddy is shot, friendship means you have to go back under fire to rescue him.- Jodi Picoult, House Rules
I am the first person to tell you that I do not understand love. How can you love your new haircut, love your new job, and love your girlfriend all at once? Clearly the word doesn't mean the same thing in different situations, which is why I have never been able to figure it out with logic- Jodi Picoult, House Rules.
Living with regrets is like driving a car that only moves in reverse.- Jodi Picoult, House Rules
Parenting isn't a noun but a verb- an ongoing process instead of an accomplishment. And no matter how many years you put into the job, the learning curve is always flat.- Jodi Picoult, House Rules
People don't just disappear. There's always a reason, or an enemy with a grudge. There's always a loose thread that starts to unravel.- Jodi Picoult, House Rules
There's no way to explain to a child that the line between good and evil isn't nearly as black and white as a fairy tale would leave you to believe. That an ordinary person can turn into a villain, under the right circumstances. That sometimes we dragon slayers do things we aren't proud of.- Jodi Picoult, House Rules
Sometimes I think the human heart is just a simple shelf. There's only so much you can pile onto it before something falls off an edge and you are left to pick up the pieces.- Jodi Picoult, House Rules