quotes tagged with 'relationship'

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

Author: From the movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Source: Captain Corelli's MandolinSaved by jarvie in love relationship marriage decisions madness 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"It's very simple. You've just got to give up a little of you for him. Don't make everything a game. Just late night in that little room upstairs. But take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage...Like two out of every ten couples...But you'll be one of the two, baby..."

Author: Neil Simon, Source: Barefoot in the Park (Mother)Saved by wordlovergirl in relationship marriage husband advice mom 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.

Author: A.A. Milne, Source: Winnie the PoohSaved by wordlovergirl in love friendship relationship care 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

a barrier of indescribably experience between men and the women whom they loved, thrusting horror deeper and deeper inward, linking the dread of spiritual death to the apprehension of physical disaster.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 143Saved by highflyingbabe in relationship gender death shield horror trauma 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

does physical revulsion induce a reciprocal need for physical union, even erotic contact, as if only the coming together of healthy bodies in a context of wholeness and pleasure could sooth the daily assault on the most intimate of human senses?

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 210Saved by highflyingbabe in relationship sexuality intimacy horror trauma touch wound 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

But there lay a deeper emotional and ethical crisis: the limits of empathy when the nurse was faced with the absoluteness of physical pain.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 27Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering relationship empathy hospital guilt witness intimacy 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I've never been so close before to human beings. We are locked together, the old ones and I, and the wounded men; we are bound together. We all feel it. We all know it. The same thing is throbbing in us, the single thing, the one life. We are one body, suffering and bleeding.

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone, 102Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering relationship sexuality intimacy trauma touch 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

How many women, I wondered, were waiting out there in the distance for news of these men who were lying on the floor?

Author: Mary Borden, Source: The Forbidden Zone, 92Saved by highflyingbabe in home relationship masculinity death youth femininity sexuality 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The pain of one creature cannot continue to have a meaning for another. It is almost impossible to nurse a man well whose pain you do not imagine. A deadlock!

Author: Enid Bagnold, Source: A Diary Without Dates, 35Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering relationship empathy hospital guilt witness intimacy 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Even my hand must not meet his-no, not even in a careless touch, not even in its "duty"; or, if it does, what risk!

Author: Enid Bagnold, Source: A Diary Without Dates, 29Saved by highflyingbabe in relationship flesh gender sexuality intimacy touch 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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