„No, this is how it works —
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again.“
„Someone's gonna get hurt before you're through.
Someone's gonna pay for the things you do.
How many hearts must break, how many will it take?
To satisfy you, just to satisfy you?“
— Waylon Jennings American country music singer, songwriter, and musician 1937 - 2002
Just to Satisfy You, title track from Just to Satisfy You, written with Don Bowman (1969).
„i love you Ivy. I'll never stop loving you."
"I prayed for one more chance to reach you," he said, "to tell you how much I love you and to tell you to keep on loving. Someone else was meant for you, Ivy, and you were meant for someone else.“
— Elizabeth Chandler, Kissed by an Angel/The Power of Love/Soulmates
— E. Lockhart, Real Live Boyfriends: Yes. Boyfriends, Plural. If My Life Weren't Complicated, I Wouldn't Be Ruby Oliver
„I see you around sometimes and my heart just melts.
You're looking like if you had your wish, you'd be somewhere else.
And it just breaks my heart to see you here this way.
Someday I'll get the nerve to walk up to you and say
This is the last worthless evening that you'll have to spend.
Just gimme a chance to show you how to love again.“
— Don Henley American singer, lyricist, producer and drummer 1947
"The Last Worthless Evening" (co-written with John Corey and Stan Lynch)
„I think you can love a person too much.
You put someone up on a pedestal, and all of a sudden, from that perspective, you notice what's wrong - a hair out of place, a run in a stocking, a broken bone. You spend all your time and energy making it right, and all the while, you are falling apart yourself. You don't even realize what you look like, how far you've deteriorated, because you only have eyes for someone else.“
— Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
„There are moments in your life when you see yourself through someone else’s eyes, when your only hope of believing you’re capable of doing something is because someone else believes it for you.“
— Marc Acito, How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater