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101 Romeo and Juliet Quotes

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. So many famous Romeo and Juliet quotes now exist.  It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

 

 

“Oh, I am fortune’s fool!”


“Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”

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“What light through yonder window breaks?”


“thus with a kiss I die”


When I saw you I fell in love
and you smiled
because you knew.

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“Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,

That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”


“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.”


“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”


“O teach me how I should forget to think”


“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose.
By any other name would smell as sweet.”


“But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”


“If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.”


“Love moderately. Long love doth so. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.

*Love each other in moderation. That is the key to long-lasting love. Too fast is as bad as too slow.*”


“Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”


“One fire burns out another’s burning, One pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish.
How art thou out of breath when thou hast breath. To say to me that thou art out of breath?
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triump die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume”

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”

“Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”


“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”


“Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night;
Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night…”


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“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
O, that I were a glove upon that hand
That I might touch that cheek!”


“These violent delights have violent ends.”


“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.”


“Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.”


“Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.”


“Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace!
And, lips, oh you the doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss a dateless bargain to engrossing death!”


“We burn daylight.”


“He jests at scars that never felt a wound.”


“Out of her favour, where I am in love.”


“Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.”


“I must be gone and live, or stay and die.”


“Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.”


“Educated men are so impressive!”


“The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately.”


“Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.”


“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”


“Alas, that love, so gentle in his view,
Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!”


“Give me my sin again.”

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“He that is strucken blind can not forget the precious treasure of his eyesight lost.”


“Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied,
And vice sometime by action dignified.”


“Ay me! sad hours seem long.”


“true apothecary thy drugs art quick”


“And where two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury.”


“Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still,
Should, without eyes, see pathways to his will!
Where shall we dine? O me! What fray was here?
Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.
Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.
Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O any thing, of nothing first create!
O heavy lightness! Serious vanity!
Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.
Dost thou not laugh?”


“A plague on both your houses.”

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“O my love, my wife!
Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.”


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“It were a grief so brief to part with thee.

Farewell.”


“Can I go forward when my heart is here?”


“I dreamt my lady came and found me dead
And breathed such life with kisses in my lips
That I revived and was an emperor.”


“I have a soul of lead
So stakes me to the ground I cannot move.”


“Parting is such sweet sorrow”


“I take thee at thy word:
Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptized;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo.”


“Thou shalt not stir one foot to seek a foe.”


“Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye
Than twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet,
And I am proof against their enmity.”


“These times of woe afford no time to woo.”


“It is my soul that calls upon my name;
How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night,
like softest music to attending ears!”


“Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear,
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
As yonder lady o’er her fellows shows.
The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand,
And, touching hers, make blessèd my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”


“They are but beggars that can count their worth.”


“Of one that lov’d not wisely but too well.”


“I, measuring his affections by my own,
Which then most sought where most might not be found,
Being one too many by my weary self,
Pursued my humor not pursuing his,
And gladly shunned who gladly fled from me.”


“What must be shall be.”


“He that hath the steerage of my course,
Direct my sail.”


“I defy you, stars.”

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“Did my heart love ’til now?”


“Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.”


“True, I talk of dreams,
Which are the children of an idle brain,
Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
Which is as thin of substance as the air,
And more inconstant than the wind, who woos
Even now the frozen bosom of the north,
And, being anger’d, puffs away from thence,
Turning his side to the dew-dropping south.”


“Mercutio: “If love be rough with you, be rough with love;”


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“This day’s black fate on more days doth depend;
This but begins the woe, others must end.”


“True, I talk of dreams,
Which are the children of an idle brain,
Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
Which is as thin of substance as the air
And more inconstant than the wind…”


“What’s in a name?”


“Unless philosophy can make a Juliet,
Displant a town, reverse a prince’s doom,
It helps not, it prevails not.”


“I have more care to stay
than will to go.”


“If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.”


“O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die.”


“Have I thought long to see this morning’s face,
And doth it give me such a sight as this?”


“For you and I are past our dancing days”


“Thou canst not speak of thou dost not feel.”


“For doting, not for loving, pupil mine.”


“Enough no more; Tis not so sweet now as it was before.”


“Amen, amen! but come what sorrow can,
It cannot countervail the exchange of joy
That one short minute gives me in her sight:
Do thou but close our hands with holy words,
Then love-devouring death do what he dare;
It is enough I may but call her mine.”


“She is rich in beauty.”


“Afore me! It is so very late,
That we may call it early by and by.”


“O shut the door! and when thou hast done so,
Come weep with me; past hope, past cure, past help!”


“Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.”


“she shall scant show well that now shows best.”


“Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days.”


“What early tongue so sweet saluteth me?”


“The world is not thy friend nor the world’s law.”


“Well, we were born to die.”


“Sometimes we punish ourselves the most.”


“I would I were thy bird.”


“My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.”


“What sadness lengthens Romeo’s hours?”


“Not I, believe me. You have dancing shoes with nimble soles. I have a soul of lead so stakes me to the ground I cannot move.”


“men’s eyes were made to look and let them gaze”


“Patience perforce with willful choler meeting
Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting.
I will withdraw, but this intrusion shall,
Now seeming sweet, convert to bitt’rest gall.”


“It’s easy for someone to joke about scars if they’ve never been cut.”


“turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun.”


“Peace? I hate the word as I hate hell and all Montagues.”


“You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings
and soar with them above a common bound.”


“My only love sprung from my only hate.”

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“Under loves heavy burden do I sink.”


“There’s an old saying that applies to me: you can’t lose a game if you don’t play the game.”


“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”

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Alas, that love, whose view is muffled still,
Should without eyes see pathways to his will


“Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

“Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!”

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What does “love” mean, answered by children

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Love has no reason, no explanation and no meaning.A million poems have been written. A million songs have been sung. And yet, we still can’t explain. Love can define in many ways.

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, “What does love mean?” The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.  See what you think:

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore.  So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too.  That’s love.” Rebecca – age 8

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.  You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy – age 4

“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” Karl – age 5

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” Chrissy – age 6

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” Terri – age 4

Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” Danny – age 7

“Love is when you kiss all the time.  Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.  My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss” Emily – age 8

What does love means, answered by children

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen,” Bobby – age 7 (Wow!)

“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,” Nikka – age 6

“There are two kinds of love.  Our love.  God’s love. But God makes both kinds of them.” Jenny – age 8

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” Noelle – age 7

“Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.” Tommy – age 6

“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared.  I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.  He was the only one doing that.  I wasn’t scared anymore,” Cindy – age 8

“My mommy loves me more than anybody.  You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.” Clare – age 6

“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” Elaine -age 5

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“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.” Chris – age 7

“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” Mary Ann – age 4

“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” Lauren – age 4

“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” Karen – age 7

“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.” Mark – age 6

“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it.  But if you mean it, you should say it a lot.  People forget,” Jessica – age 8

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.  The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.  The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.  Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.”

Love won’t be absence in our life. We can love and be loved by someone. It has a different feeling when we are loving someone and being loved by someone.

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Atticus Quotes

Who is Atticus the poet?

Atticus quotes are a modern day love story in bit size chunks.  These quotes by atticus are inspiring and uplifting, for those in love or those that have been in love.  We have capture a large collection of  his poems you know and love, and some you have yet to discover.

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Seems everyone apparently loves atticus, the “anonymous” instagram poet whose fans include Emma Roberts and Karlie Kloss. Atticus (in photos and videos he appears to be male, but has never divulged an identity) has more than 1.4 million followers on the platform, where he posts short poems and observations on life.

Atticus was born in the pacific northwest. He credits his mother with introducing him to poetry at a young age; however, he didn’t begin writing until he was older. He began posting his atticus poetry online in 2013.

Atticus, is a mysterious poet found primarily on social media, has a way of taking his/her followers along for a ride on an emotional rollercoaster. In just a few words, most of which are written in typewriter font in front of a plain background, we feel the pain, love, and curiosity he/she is feeling. Atticus quotes, work is enough to make your soul feel alive or at least it is for me. It has been shared and followed by over 1.4 million people including Karlie Kloss and the Kardashians. Atticus’ poetry has a way of making us feel alive, alone, broken hearted and in love. And though no one really knows who the author truly is, isn’t this the point of writing, to make your readers’ emotions come to life?.

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Here is a collection of some of the best Atticus Poems, don’t forget to follow him on Instagram as well.

“I want to be with someone who dreams of doing everything in life, and nothing on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”

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“There was a whole magnificent soul burning brightly behind her shy”

 

“A soul mate would be great,
but at some point
I would settle for someone who gets back to text messages”

 

“Don’t give up now,
chances are
your best kiss
your hardest laugh
and your greatest day
are still yet to come.”

 

“She found herself
over a long
and treacherous road
and the more
treacherous
the road became,
the more of
herself
she found.”

 

“Step
we all
must take
is to blindly
trust in
who we are.”

 

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“Walk towards the good in life and one day you will arrive”

 

“Have you ever looked at the stars drunk and sworn they were burning just for you?
It’s hard not to believe in magic
it’s hard not to believe in whiskey”

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“She walked
through her life
heavy
from the
mighty wings
upon her back.”

 

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“She didn’t want love, she wanted to be loved and that was entirely different.”

 

“And the stars blinked
as they watched her carefully
jealous of the way she shone.”

 

“The Right
Poem
Finds
Us
Exactly
When It
Needs To”

 

“She sat in her perfect house,
with her perfect husband,
wishing that her perfect life
would end.”


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“Come, my darling,
it is never too late
to begin
our love again.”

 

“Words
will
scratch
more
hearts
than
swords.”

 

“Everything
We
Love
Is
Well
Arranged
Dust.”

 

“I’ll let you into my heart
but wipe your feet at the door.”

 

“One day I’ll paint the perfect sunset–
if I can only find the words.”

 

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“She had survived his love and with the embers he left behind she lit the mighty flames of her future”

 

“She was too busy wishing
on shooting stars
to see the dreams
come true around her.”

 

“Break my heart and you will find yourself inside. ”

 

“She was cool—
the whole world
seemed
to spin around her
in smooth jazz.”

 

“Songs live longer than kingdoms. ”

 

“Drugs
to me
have always been
a pretty girl
with a sly smile
beckoning me
with a finger
down the dark path
of a fork in the road.”

 

“When it comes to love
we are primates breaking sticks
while pointing to our hearts.”

 

“I Live
My Life
So
Happily
In
Crazy
With
Her.”

 

“She wore the moonlight like lingerie. ”

 

“Sometimes
I want a quiet life
other times
I want to go
a little bit
fucking Gatsby.”

 

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“We’ve moved on now
but if
I’m honest
I am still
a little bit
in love
with the way that
we were.”

 

“I aspire to be
an old man
with an old wife
laughing at old jokes
from a wild youth.”

 

“We are all born free
and spend a lifetime
becoming slaves
to our own
false truths.”

 

“She was everything real in a world of make-believe. ”

 

“There’s too much risk in loving,’
the young boy said,
‘no,’
said the old man,
‘there’s too much risk in not.”

 

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“To a poet, the broken flowers bloom the brightest.”

 

“We were strange in love
her and I
too wild to last
too rare to die.”

 

“Don’t worry—
you see,
to some you are magic.”

 

“It’s a
lonely
thing,
protecting
a breakable
heart”

 

“Art takes time—
Monet grew his gardens
before he painted them.”

 

“As he took her hand
he gave her
all she had been
waiting for–
a shiver
down her spine.”

 

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“There’s always a glimmer in those who have been through the dark.”

 

“A few drinks and the world was hers—
she wore her whiskey like a loaded gun.”

 

“I just need you and some sunsets. ”

 

“We humans
are so tortured
by not properly guessing
what will make us happy.”

 

“You and I
will be
lost and found
a thousand times
along this
cobbled
road of us.”

 

“Don’t ask her to be a rock
for you to lean upon
instead, build her wings
and point her to the sky
and she will teach you both to fly.”

 

“The prettiest girls shine brightest in the dark. ”

 

My atoms love you atoms, it’s chemistry. ”

 

“Life Is
A Journey
To Find
The
People
Weird
Like You.”

 

“Love
Could
Be
Labled
Poison
And We’d
Drink
It
Anyways.”

 

“The beautiful thing
about young love
is the truth
in our hearts
that it will last forever.”

 

“Put a girl in
moonlight
and tell only truths
and every man
becomes a poet.”

 

“Adventure runs on all sorts of whiskey. ”

 

“She wore his love like a loaded gun. ”

 

“A sky
full
of stars
and he
was staring
at her.”

 

“We just want the world to love the little monsters that we are.”

 

“She wasn’t scared to walk away, she was scared he wouldn’t follow.”

 

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“Silly girl, your different was your beautiful all along.”

 

“She knew she was really sad when she stopped loving the things she loved.”

 

“From the moment I saw her I knew this one was worth a broken heart.”

 

“Do not fall in love with me, for I will break your heart, long before you realize, you were going to break mine.”


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“The hardest step we all must take is blindly trust in who we are.”

 

“There are magnets in my bones for that iron in her blood.”

 

“Keep your head up, he said, you are a lion, don’t forget that and neither will the sheep.”

 

“She had the whisky licking, skinny dipping smile.”

 

“Some nights you drink tea, some nights you drink whisky.”

 

“Find someone and live in awe of them.”

 

“I’ll love you, but just this twice.”

 

“There is always a glimmer in those who have been through the dark.”

 

“I made her go because I knew she could do better and now I wonder if I should have just been better.”

 

“Boys learn too late that being the man, is not the same thing as being a man.”

 

“What a strange world, we trade our days for things.”

 

“The was her magic, she could still see the sunset even on those darkest days.”

 

“Her heart was wild, but I didn’t want to catch it, I wanted to run with it, to set me free.”

 

“A soul mate would be great, but at some point I’d settle for someone who gets back to text messages.”

 

“She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly despite the fear.”

 

“We all wear scars, find someone who makes yours feel beautiful.”

 

“I don’t believe in magic,” the young boy said, the old man smiled, “you will, when you see her.”

 

“I’ve spent a life chasing stories to tell when I’m old.”

 

“Don’t give up now, chance are your best kiss your hardest laugh and your greatest day are still yet to come.”

 

“He was the one that healed her, that made her scars feel beautiful.”

 

“It sometime takes a long time and a hard time to realize he just doesn’t deserve your you.”

 

“The world is made up of too many girls wondering if they are pretty and too many boys too shy to tell them.”

 

“It’s always safe to do nothing when it rains.”

 

“It’s a lonely thing protecting a breakable heart.”

 

“I think there is something broken in our generation, there are so many sad eyes on happy faces.”

 

“I am not perfect for you, but I will always imperfectly try to be.”

 

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“There will always be
that moment
when we look at someone
for the first time
in love with them.”

 

“To a poet every curve of her was a well place word.”

 

“We are made of all those who have built and broken us.”

 

“She conquered her demons and wore her scars like wings. ”

 

“I think it’s beautiful
the way you sparkle
when you talk about
the things you love.”

 

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“Love Her but leave her wild.”

 

“Watch carefully
the magic that occurs
when you give a person
enough comfort
to just be themselves.”

 

“I hope to arrive at my death, late, in love, and a little drunk. ”

 

“There is nothing
prettier in the
whole wide world
than a girl
in love
with every breath she takes.”

 

“A sky
full
of stars
and he
was staring
at her.”

 

“She was afraid of heights
but she was
much more afraid
of never flying.”

 

“It was her chaos that made her beautiful. ”

 

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“Her courage was her crown and she wore it like a queen”

 

“I worry there is something broken in our generation,
there are too many sad eyes on happy faces.”

 

“She had just enough madness to make her interesting”

 

“Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.”

 

“Love her but leave her wild ”

 

“What good are wings without the courage to fly?”

 

“She wasn’t looking for a knight, she was looking for a sword. ”

 

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“That was her magic—
she could still see
the sunset
even on those
darkest days.”

 

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“Chase your stars fool, life is short. ”

 

“From
the moment
I saw her
I knew
this one
was worth
the
broken
heart.”

 

“Brushing a girl’s hair
behind her ear
once a day
will solve more problems
than all those
therapists
and drugs.”

 

“I let her go
because I knew she could do better
and now she’s gone
I wonder
if I should’ve
just been better.”

 

“Time is all we have and don’t. ”

 

“I will follow you,
my love,
to the edge of all our days,
to our very last
tomorrows.”

 

“It was never the way she looked
always the way she was
I would have fallen in love with her
with my eyes closed.”

 

“I have seen your
darkest nights
and brightest days
and I want you to know
that I will be here
forever
loving you
in dusk.”

 

“Our
songs
live
longer
than
our
kingdoms.”

 

“There
will always
a glimmer
in those
who have been
through the dark.”

 

“True art
comes
from flying
with the madness
so close
you burn
your eyelashes.”

 

“We are never alone
We are all wolves
Howling to the same moon.”

 

“Thinking of you is a poison I drink often.”

 

“Poetry, is a life long war waged
against ineffable beauty.”

 

“Break my heart and you will find yourself inside.”

 

“I feel like girls who drink whisky tell good stories.”

 

“She was always wild but he had made her free.”

 

“You are enough, a thousand times enough.”

 

“Don’t find her and lose you. Find her to find you.”

 

“I hope to arrive at my death, late, in love, and a little drunk.”

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“Don’t be scared to change the prince’s name in your story.”

 

“We are all wolves, howling to the same moon.”

 

“She was not for everyone but she was for me.”

 

“Songs live longer than kingdoms.”

 

“The prettiest girls shine brightest in the dark.”

 

“Time is all we have and don’t.”

 

“She wore his love like a loaded gun.”

 

“My atoms love your atoms, it’s chemistry.”

 

“Adventure runs on all sorts of whiskey.”

 

“Just enough madness to make her interesting”

 

“She wore compliments like diamonds.”

 

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“You deserve to be the person you were meant to be.”

 

“It was her chaos that made her beautiful.”

Atticus Quotes

“Love could be labeled poison and we’d drink it anyways.”

 

“I just need you and some sunsets.”

 

“The truth is sometimes you can both do better.”

“What
a strange
world.
We
trade our days
for things.”

 

“She was not for everyone but she was for me. ”

 

“Thinking of you is a poison I drink often. ”

 

“She was another broken doll dreaming of a boy with glue. ”

 

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“Life is the art of pretending to be normal”

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What is A Family?

Sheila J. Highland

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What Is A Family?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”

DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?” replied the man.

SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”What is a Family

DAD: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily.

SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”

DAD: “If you must know, I make $20 an hour.”

“Oh,” the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said,

“Daddy, may I please borrow $10?”

The father was furious, “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior.” The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money? After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10 and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door. “Are you asleep, son?” He asked. “No daddy, I’m awake,” replied the boy.“I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier,” said the man. “It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $10 you asked for.” The little boy sat straight up, smiling. “Oh, thank you, daddy!” He yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father. “Why do you want more money if you already have some?” the father grumbled. “Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied. “Daddy, I have $20 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.” Share this story with someone you like…. But even better, share $20 worth of time with someone you love. It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family. An unwise investment indeed!

Moral: In our busy lives in this world, we should not neglect our family. Let us spend more quality time with our loved ones especially our family.

 


What is a Family? is a motivating story of more quality time with family. Another moving story is True Wealth.


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Salt Coffee Story – A Wonderful Love Story

Polly Stevens

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The Salt Coffee Story

He met her at a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he was average looking, shy and awkward.

At the end of the party, he finally summoned some courage to invite the girl to have coffee with him. She was surprised, but out of politeness, she accepted his invitation to go on a date. They both sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, waiting for coffee. With him being so shy and awkward around her, It seemed like the conversation between them would never start.salt coffee story

The coffee was brought and suddenly, he asked the waiter. “Would you please get me some salt? I’d like to put it in my coffee!” Everyone at the cafe stared at him with a strange look! His face turned red, but still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it. She asked him curiously, “Why this unusual habit?” He took a couple of sips and replied, “When I was a little boy, I lived near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who are still living there.” While saying that tears filled his eyes.

She was deeply touched. That’s his true feeling, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can tell out his homesickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home, has realized his responsibility for his family … She then started talking about her childhood, her faraway hometown, and her family.

That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful beginning of their love story. They continued to date. She found that actually, he was a man who meets all her demands; he had tolerance, was kind hearted, warm, careful. He was such a good man and had it not been for the salt in the coffee, she’d never have really known him!

The rest of the story was just like any other beautiful love story: they finally got married, and they lived a very happy married life. And sure! every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee, just the way he liked it! After 40 years of marital bliss, he died after a short illness.

One day, she found a letter he had left for her which said,

“My dearest, please forgive me, forgive my whole life’s lie. This was the only lie I said to you—the salty coffee.

Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time, actually, I wanted some sugar, but I said salt. It was hard for me to change so I just went ahead. I never thought that could be the start of our communication! I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you for anything…

Now I’m dying, so I tell you the truth, I don’t like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste… But I have had the salty coffee for my whole life! Since I knew you, I never feel sorry for anything I do for you. Having you with me is my biggest happiness for my whole life. If I can live for the second time, still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even though I have to drink the salty coffee again.

Please forgive me, darling.. for lying to you first in that Coffee Shop and then not telling you the truth every time you made coffee for me! I am not lying now when I say, I couldn’t have that coffee any other way! – still madly in love with you”

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Tears fell down her cheek as she finished reading the letter.

If anybody asks her: “How did that salted coffee taste?” “It’s sweet.” She always replied.

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Relationship Red Flags Your Missing

Sheila J. Highland

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The hottest days of the year call for a Summer Fling. This week, we’re deep-diving into sex, dating, and relationship drama, here.

There is a common misconception that you can point to the same three issues to explain any divorce: infidelity, financial impropriety, or substance abuse. “That’s pretty much what any divorce lawyer is going to tell you is the unholy trinity,” says James J. Sexton, author of the ominously titled If You’re In My Office, It’s Already Too Late. “But no single raindrop is responsible for the flood. Divorce, in fact, is like death by a thousand papercuts.”

In other words, while one of those big issues may represent an undercurrent of strain in a relationship, there will often be some more subtle red flags that pop up before everything goes boom. And if you can catch those red flags early on, it might be easier to change the tide and lead your marriage back to dry land. “Marriage tends to be between two people who start out with a lot of optimism and want to stay connected, but have a hard time maintaining that over time,” Sexton says. And after seeing countless couples come through his office having lost theirs, he has learned that maintaining that connection is the key to a happy partnership.

Ahead, Sexton breaks down the sneaky relationship-ruiners to keep an eye out for, and relationship expert Megan Stubbs has advice on exactly what to do when you see them cropping up. With any luck, you’ll be able to defuse your problem areas, before, as Sexton diagnoses in his book, it’s “too late.”

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Red flag: You feel the need to convince others of how amazing your relationship is.

Do you find yourself jumping to your partner’s defense, possibly out of the blue, in conversation with close friends or family? When you’re on vacation with your partner, are you focused on posting photos to show what a good time you’re having more than, you know, having a good time? Sexton says that you might need to check yourself and see why. “I always reference the phrase ‘money talks, wealth whispers’ when talking about this,” he says. “Legitimately happy people don’t feel the need to advertise that connection to people.” All that oversharing can point to major relationship problem area, according to Sexton. “It spells insecurity.”

The fix: If you find yourself constantly humble bragging (or regular bragging), you need to figure out why you feel the urge to justify—or defend—your choice in partner to others. If any part of that is that your friends or family have some misgivings about your SO, then it’s a good idea to listen to them. “Chances are, your closest friends know you best, and they also want the best for you,” Stubbs says. “If they’re expressing some concerns, it’s a good idea to listen to them. They may be able to see things you can’t.”

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Red flag: You’re comparing your relationship to other people’s.

Between sexy vacation snaps on Instagram and engagement announcements on Facebook, social media is a battleground of relationship milestones—and it doesn’t care how ready you are to face them. If your relationship isn’t on solid ground, it’s so easy to fall into a stalking hole. Next thing you know, you’re awake at 3 AM looking at your ex’s new girlfriend and wondering why your boyfriend doesn’t post loved-up selfies of the two of you to his wall. (Or is that just me?)

This problem behind this red flag isn’t relationship-specific, but it can be a doozy if you’re in one. “The danger is that social media is curated,” Sexton says. “You wind up comparing your everyday life to someone’s highlight reel, so your real life will pale in comparison.” And since people rarely talk about the negative aspects of their relationship online, it can seem like you’re the only one hitting the rocks. Your high school crush isn’t going to write a Facebook status about how his wife of seven years has a crush on their dog-walker and they both know it. It’s just gonna be “happy anniversary, babe!” year after year. Try to remember that you may be envying something that’s not even real.

The fix: Stubbs says this damaging comparison game sets up unhealthy expectations that can exacerbate an already less-than-Zen situation in your relationship. But, it’s not all bad.

“If there are attributes you see in other couples that you’d like to have in yours, have a conversation about it,” Stubbs says. But tread carefully. “Starting off with ‘why can’t you be more like so-and-so’ isn’t the best way.” Instead, frame it in a positive way. Saying something like, “Sara and Emily have a date night every Friday, and they seem to have so much fun doing it. I think we’d have a great time if we had a date night, too.” By framing it as a challenge you can overcome together, you’re making it about your partnership—not your partner’s shortcomings.

Red flag: You’re spending a ton of time on social media (or your partner is).

“I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen who come in for what I call the ‘Facebook Divorce,’” Sexton says, ominously. “It’s definitely a trend that’s on the rise.” What he means is that Facebook is the perfect storm of the last two red flags. There, you can while away the hours justifying how amazing your relationship is while also comparing the intensity of your love to that of everyone you’ve ever known. Helpful.

“You also tend to be on Facebook or Instagram when you’re not enjoying or engaging with the situation around you,” he says. If you aren’t having a good time, you’re going to feel vulnerable—and you probably already know that social media is a terrible place to be in that moment. “The hits are going to hit harder when you’re vulnerable,” Sexton says.

Say vulnerability is a gas leak; Facebook—and its ability to show you everything about your exes at all times—is like a match. “It’s suggesting to you friends that you might want to add, specifically people from your past,” Sexton says. “And what do people tend to do on social media? You look up every ex-boyfriend or girlfriend you’ve ever had. That’s normal and human, but it creates a situation where people can reach out to people they have no business talking to,” at the exact worst time to reignite those conversations. This, Sexton says, creates a colossal amount of infidelity in marriages.

The fix: “Everyone has their thing, and if social media is your partner’s, then that’s okay,” Stubbs says. “But if it’s starting to become an issue in your relationship, talk about it.” She says to frame the conversation in a way that isn’t accusatory, but understanding. Ask your partner what they like about social media and why they feel the need to spend so much time on it. It could uncover some rockiness in your relationship from their point of view.

“Social media is tricky, and I urge caution when equating likes outside of your relationship as a reflection of your own relationship happiness and status,” Stubbs says. A good compromise? One or two tech-free evenings a week. It will give you the ability to spend quality time together—without competing for each other’s attention.

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Red flag: You stop talking about sex.

Now a lot of people would argue that the red flag gets thrown when you stop having regular sex with your partner. But Sexton says that’s a misdirection. “People’s sex lives change throughout their marriages,” he says. “Bodies change, desires change, people have kids, and so on.” So while you may have started out all hot and heavy, things tend to ebb and flow as your relationship progresses. That isn’t a red flag—that’s life.

What is a red flag, however, is when you stop talking about having sex. “Sex is the one conversation you absolutely must be able to have with your partner,” Sexton says. Changes to your sex life don’t have to be a problem, if you’re open and able to ride them out together. But if changes are afoot, and you and your partner haven’t been able to face each other about it? That’s a big deal.

The fix: You guessed it: communication. “It is key in all things,” Stubbs says. “Assumptions really do nothing for us, so it’s always a good idea to bring up any issue you may have face-to-face with your partner.” That, it seems, is the absolute fix to all of these red flags. Discuss your problems instead of letting them fester. Give your partner a chance to share their feelings. Meet in the middle where possible. Talk things out until you figure out where that middle is.

Sexton agrees, and says he tends to see folks in his office who have bottled up feelings or concerns for far too long, only to have everything explode. “You’ll hear of couples who go from having a conversation about the weather to screaming about how one of their mothers got too drunk at the wedding,” Sexton says. Relationships take work, and keeping them going for years upon years at a time can feel like a big task, especially when new technology comes out seemingly hell-bent on ruining anyone’s chances. The good news—on which Sexton and Stubbs agree—is that there’s almost no problem you can’t unpack with a good talk.

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Words and Phrases to not say to your Partner

Polly Stevens

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We’ve all probably said things we don’t mean and later regret. Hey, we’re humans—it’s part of our imperfect nature. While our significant others tend to be the closest people in our lives, with whom we share everything with, he or she is still someone who deserves to be spoken to with the utmost respect. For this reason, experts warn against using certain language when speaking to a boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé/e, husband, or wife. “You can’t take words back—they will continue to echo in the mind and heart of your partner,” says Wendi L. Dumbroff, a licensed professional counselor. Here are some of the words and phrases they recommend removing from your relational vocab—and what to say instead.

“Always” and “Never”

If you’re looking for words that can add fuel a fight between two people, it’s these. “Always and never statements are most often used in an accusatory and argumentative way, which leads to a defensive reaction in order to clarify the exaggeration or untruth,” says Julienne Derichs, LCPC, a licensed clinical professional counselor. “Defensiveness breaks down communication, so you are left defending your position and not listening to your significant other, which is what they wanted in the first place.” She recommends explaining how you feel instead. For example, say things like, “When you ____ I feel ____,” or “I really need your help with something I’m struggling with.”

“Should”

Ever heard of the saying, “shoulda, woulda, coulda?” While it might take on different meanings, the general consensus is that phrases involving “should” pigeonhole an individual into doing, saying, or feeling something. “This word encourages controlling and judgmental interactions,” says Derichs. “Thinking ‘should’ about your partner, or being on the receiving end of a ‘should,’ creates a negative mood and can be hurtful for any relationship, especially a loving one.” She suggests using the word “choose” in its place.

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“Calm down”

There are so many good ways to handle an argument with your significant other, but one surefire way to make things worse is to tell them to calm down. “This phrase leaves your partner feeling unjustified, unheard, and completely put down,” says Derichs. “It sends the message ‘I’m fine, but you need to calm down and relax,’ or ‘You are all alone in this.’” Instead, she suggests saying something along the lines, “Let me help you with this,” or “Can we just take a breath first and slow things down.”

“Why don’t you…”

Whatever you say at the end of this phrase will likely sound like a criticism of something your partner didn’t do, say, think, or feel. Derichs suggests trying to make a request instead. For example, say “I really appreciate when you put the dishes in the dishwasher when you’re done with them. Could you do that for me more often?’” “When you make a direct request it may feel riskier because you are putting yourself right out there stating what you need in a clear way,” explains Derichs. “This risk is that you may not get your need met, but at least it is clear what you need or appreciate or want more of, and also decreases the likelihood that your partner will become defensive.”

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“Perfection”

Unless you’re telling your partner that he or she is total perfection, Dumbroff suggests removing this word from your marriage vocab. “Perfection is an impossible goal, whether we expect it of ourselves, our partner, or we have some insane idea that our relationship must be ‘perfect,’” she says. “If you believe that everything has to be perfect, you will likely never be happy because you will forever be trying to attain an impossible goal—plus, you will also be putting pressure on your partner (and children) to attain something unachievable.” Instead, she prefers language that focuses on people striving to do their best.

Divorce

This one should go without saying, but it’s incredibly ill-advised to ever mention, let alone threaten, a divorce unless you really, really mean it. You can’t take back a statement like that so easily. “I know a couple where the woman kept threatening that she was going to divorce her husband until he said he wanted a divorce,” says Elliott R Katz, author of Being the Strong Man a Woman Wants. “She never meant it and never wanted a divorce, but she got one.”

This article originally appeared on Martha Stewart Weddings.

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