Unrequited Love

“Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”
-Oscar Wilde

"If you can't forgive and forget, pick one."
- Robert Brault

“Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I'm gazing at a distant star.
It's dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.
Maybe the star doesn't even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.”
 -Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

“In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.”
 -Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“It's the tragedy of loving, you can't love anything more than something you miss.”
 -Jonathan Safran Foer

“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.”
-Leo Tolstoy

“Surely it's better to love others, however messy and imperfect the involvement, than to allow one's capacity for love to harden.”
-Karen Armstrong

“It's usually the selfish people who are loved the most. They do what you deny yourself, and you love them for it. You give them your heart.”
-Saul Bellow

“If I love you, what business is it of yours?”
 -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.”
 -W.H. Auden

“One is never wounded by the love one gives, only by the love one expects.”
 -Marty Rubin

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