To all, I would say how mistaken they are when they think that they stop falling in love when they grow old, without knowing that they grow old when they stop falling in love…
— Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Have I told you lately that I love you?
In Yiddish there’s a word for it: bashert. The meaning is something like “intended”: the person who was meant for you. We’re not talking about a soul mate, though modern usage often spins it that way; the original meaning is more complicated. Your basherter won’t always make you happy, and your life together won’t always be easy. But there’s a sense of rightness, of having landed where you’re supposed to be.
— Julie Orringer
Love comes in the door in many ways.
i’m not built for that. i don’t want normal and easy and simple. i want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing extraordinary love. don’t you want that too?
— olivia pope