Life goes on but hearts once broken never do. To move on you must leave them behind like wounded soldiers and when you’re strong enough you must come back for them but beware, don’t leave them long enough till they loose life.

Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being.

Jean-Yves Leloup

I want to
let her know
though
that all the nights
sleeping
beside her

even the useless
arguments
were things
ever splendid

and the hard
words
I ever feared to
say
can now be
said:

I love
you.

Charles Bukowski

You love tenderly and warmly, but your love is like friendship. That’s why you have good friends, you’re sociable, sympathetic toward people. Until this dissatisfaction comes over you-you know what I’m talking about. Then you become moody, can even repulse people who are close to you, even people who love you, you know why. Those are bad times when everything goes cold, and they follow the times of great love…

Christa Wolf, The Quest for Christa T.