When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy.

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Most don’t deserve your tears… and the ones that do will never make you cry.

T. Rafael Cimino, Table 21 
Funny how we take it for granted that we know all there is to know about another person, just because we see them frequently or because of some strong emotional tie.

Robert Bloch, Psycho
People generally didn’t cheat in good relationships.

Emily Giffin, Something Blue
Because isn’t that the point of every relationship: to be known by someone else, to be understood? He gets me. She gets me. Isn’t that the simple magic phrase?

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
I used to think—and given the way we ended up, maybe I still do—that all relationships need the kind of violent shove that a crush brings, just to get you started and to push you over the humps. And then, when the energy from that shove has gone and you come to something approaching a halt, you have to look around and see what you’ve got. It could be something completely different, it could be something roughly the same, but gentler and calmer, or it could be nothing at all.

Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.

Shannon L. Alder