Relationships quotes

To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job. The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them. Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen. I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself. A man attaches himself to woman - not to enjoy her, but to enjoy himself.
On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in her strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself - on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life and not of mortal danger. Two separate beings, in different circumstances, face to face in freedom and seeking justification of their existence through one another, will always live an adventure full of risk and promise. What would Prince Charming have for occupation if he had not to awaken the Sleeping beauty? Even if one is neither vain nor self-obsessed, it is so extraordinary to be oneself - exactly oneself and no one else - and so unique, that it seems natural that one should also be unique for someone else. She offered her mouth to him, as if enchanted. A Persian princess, a little Indian, a fox, a morning glory, a lovely wisteria - it always pleased them when you told them they looked like something, like something else. My worst mistake has been not grasping that time goes by. It was going by and there I was, set in the attitude of the ideal wife of an ideal husband. Instead of bringing our sexual relationship to life again I brooded happily over memories of our former nights together. You have never had any confidence in him. And if he has no confidence in himself it is because he sees himself through your eyes. A couple who go on living together merely because that was how they began, without any other reason: was that what we were turning into? The truth is, however, that when two individuals detest each other, while being unable to get along without each other, it is not of all human relations the truest and most moving, but rather the most pitiable.