Top Relationship Quotes

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Favorite Relationship Quotes

1. "You need to make relationships to help you."
Author: Andrew Shue
2. "You should be accumulating really great relationships throughout your career."
Author: Anne M. Mulcahy
3. "A family with all creditable members who can bank upon each other to build a healthy, trustworthy and sustainable relationship is truly and happily rich."
Author: Anuj Somany
4. "Many of us choose relationships of affection and care that will never become loving because they feel safer. The demands are not as intense as loving requires. The risk is not as great.So many of us long for love but lack the courage to take risks. Even tough we are obsessed with the idea of love the truth is that most of us live relatively decent, somewhat satisfying lives even if we often feel that love is lacking."
Author: Bell Hooks
5. "I think I'm a living embodiment of, 'Don't try to push me around or squash me,' whether its how I talk to a record label or in my relationships."
Author: Bonnie Raitt
6. "First, President Reagan was not enthusiastic. But I built up a relationship with him in other areas and then persuaded him that this was important to us and to me, and that we had to at least be in the process of looking at this seriously."
Author: Brian Mulroney
7. "I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership."
Author: Carson Daly
8. "No' is golden. 'No' is the kind of power the good witch wields. It's the way whole, healthy, emotionally evolved people manage to have relationships with jackasses while limiting the amount of jackass in their lives."
Author: Cheryl Strayed
9. "It's a good sign but rare instance when, in a relationship, you find that the more you learn about the other person, the more you continue to desire them. A sturdy bond delights in that degree of youthful intrigue. Love loves its youth."
Author: Criss Jami
10. "If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far."
Author: Daniel Goleman
11. "It is not very romantic, but reality is a better basis for building a relationship than fantasizing about a soul mate or counting on a god to find you a partner."
Author: Darrel Ray
12. "So much in a relationship changes when a partner is seriously ill, helpless yet blameless, and indefatigably needy. I felt old. [p. 99] The animal part of him in pain accepted my caring. But the part of himself watching himself in that pain didn't believe I could ever respect him again. None of this crossed my mind. I couldn't risk knowing it. No one could and continue caregiving. They'd feel so unappreciated and wronged that it would drive them away. [p. 100]"
Author: Diane Ackerman
13. "God has brought a very wise Japanese lady into my life who lives in Calif. We've never met, but she has shared a tremendous amount of wisdom with me concerning unconditional love within relationships. Here is one of the things she said to me this evening when we were discussing "Soul Mates.""Soul mates aren't perfect people. They can come into your life and provide polar emotional experiences from intense love to intense pain. Growth comes from both. And a soul mate helps you grow. It isn't just "...and they lived happily ever after" but "...and they lived!" ~ From my mentor ~ Lori Chidori Phillips"
Author: Dianne Rosena Jones
14. "One of the major difficulties Trillian experienced in her relationship with Zaphood was learning to distinguish between him pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard, pretending to be stupid because he couldn't be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him, pretending to be outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn't understand what was going on, and really being genuinely stupid. He was renowned for being amazingly clever and quite clearly was so—but not all the time, which obviously worried him, hence, the act. He preferred people to be puzzled rather than contemptuous."
Author: Douglas Adams
15. "A great relationship was when someone accepted your past, supported your present, and encouraged your future."
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
16. "My relationship to reality has been so utterly skewed for so long that I don't even notice it any more. It's just my reality."
Author: Ethan Hawke
17. "As regards personal relationships I cannot say that I had any particularly personal intercourse with anyone."
Author: Fritz Sauckel
18. "We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food."
Author: Gordon Brown
19. "Friendship is special because it is freely chosen. Our friends want us as their friend for our own sake. No other relationship, either professional or kinship, can give what friendship gives."
Author: Hans Reinders
20. "Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves."
Author: Jerome Bruner
21. "I have a very close relationship with my mom, and I'm able to talk to her about anything."
Author: Jessica Szohr
22. "The close relationship between railroad expansion and the genera development and prosperity of the country is nowhere brought more distinctly into relief than in connection with the construction of the Pacific railroads."
Author: John Moody
23. "And harmony means that the relationship between all the elements used in a composition is balanced, is good."
Author: Karlheinz Stockhausen
24. "In business it's about people. It's about relationships."
Author: Kathy Ireland
25. "Whether our caretaker was our mom, dad, uncle, aunt, grandparent, foster parent, or sibling, our blueprint of what a relationship is supposed to look like is drafted by what we observed from our caretaker's relationship. If our caretaker took their significant other back multiple times, made excuses for their actions, helped them battle demons, turned a blind eye to their infidelity, or moved from one relationship to the next, that is what we know. Their behavior becomes our very own model of what a relationship is supposed to look like and determines what we will expect from our own partners."
Author: Kristen Crockett
26. "I traded being heartbroken over one guys for being completely heartbroken over another. And I didn't even get to have any fun in between. No relationship, no sex, not even a good makeout session."
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
27. "Saxon and I had no business even attempting any type of relationship with each other. We were gunpowder and one hell of a spark, and I wasn't about to test our combustibility."
Author: Liz Reinhardt
28. "Miss McClure..." he had been talking while her mind drifted off. She brought her gaze back to his face, trying to focus on the flinty stare and thin line of his lips. "Sorry, I was distracted. And can't you call me Bryn?""I'll try, but generally I prefer a more formal approach in business dealings. It keeps the relationship clear.""Like, you in charge, the other person in submission?" The words popped out before she edited herself. Her eyes grew large as she watched his face go through a change of expression. A slight smile hovered at the corner of his mouth."Yes, something like that. Might I get a refill?" He held up his empty glass."
Author: Lizzie Ashworth
29. "Very quickly I begin to understand the selfishness of my love, the inappropriateness of my relationships, when I realise that every time I fuck it feels as if I am wrestling with demons."
Author: Luke Davies
30. "Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup.Forget the laughs, forget the fights, forget the sex, forget the jealousy. But take off your hat and observe a moment's silence for the legions of unknown tubes of foundation, mascara, eyeliner, blusher and lipstick who died that it might all have been possible. But who died in vain."
Author: Marian Keyes
31. "While the primary function of formal Buddhist meditation is to create the possibility of the experience of "being," my work as a therapist has shown me that the demands of intimate life can be just as useful as meditation in moving people toward this capacity. Just as in formal meditation, intimate relationships teach us that the more we relate to each other as objects, the greater our disappointment. The trick, as in meditation, is to use this disappointment to change the way we relate."
Author: Mark Epstein
32. "They are representations of many shared hours of collaboration between us all. That's the real nature of the relationship the orchestra and I are trying to build."
Author: Michael Tilson Thomas
33. "I love my dad and we have a very good relationship now."
Author: Norah Jones
34. "I think what ruins relationships and causes most fights is insecurity."
Author: Olivia Wilde
35. "I had to find a relationship with someone who could simultaneously make me grow up and keep me forever young."
Author: Portia De Rossi
36. "I don't know any of us who are in relationships that are totally honest - it doesn't exist."
Author: Richard Gere
37. "Once you change, change happens. This is a big lesson. Expecting someone else to change is like pleading with a manufacturer to turn Twinkies into a green smoothie. It makes no sense, right? Often times we feel people are purposely doing or not doing things for us in a relationship – we want to make them better, not for their personal development, but how to make this person fit our image of the perfect partner. We want them to dress, act and say things at certain times. It becomes a conditioned relationship."
Author: Sadiqua Hamdan
38. "Julia's unhappy relationship with the Inland Revenue was due to her omission, during four years of modestly successful practice at the Bar, to pay any income tax. The truth is, I think, that she did not, in her heart of hearts, really believe in income tax. It was a subject which she had studied for examinations and on which she had thereafter advised a number of clients: she naturally did not suppose, in these circumstances, that it had anything to do with real life."
Author: Sarah Caudwell
39. "He glanced over at me. 'Scared? Of Reggie? What, she thinks he might force her to give up caffeine for real or something?''No,' I said.'Of what, then?' he asked.I paused, only just now realizing that the subject was hitting a little close to home. 'You know, getting hurt. Putting herself out there, opening up to someone.''Yeah,' he said, adding some cheese straws to the car, but risk is just part of relationships. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.'I picked up a box of cheese straws, examinig it. 'Yeah,' I said. 'But it's not all about chance, either.''Meaning what?' he asked, taking the box from me and adding the rest.'Just that, if you know ahead of time that there might an issue that dooms everything- like, say, you're incredibly controlling and independent, like Harriet- maybe it's better to acknowledge that and not waste your time. Or someone else's."
Author: Sarah Dessen
40. "Really, it had been stupid to expect anything anyway. A few late nights does not a habit, or a relationship, make."
Author: Sarah Dessen
41. "Even if you know that what you'll say will hurt a woman's feelings, I've learned that it's better to be truthful with her than it is to cover up. Ultimate honesty is what a relationship is really about."
Author: Stephen Moyer
42. "Don't just be a taker; healthy relationships require balance. Give with your words and be extra generous with your deeds."
Author: Steve Maraboli
43. "I've been an atheist since I was nine years old. And my mom is really religious, so we have a strange relationship. But if my mother was right, what would be the reason that the gods could let anything bad happen in the world?"
Author: Tarsem Singh
44. "You have a strange relationship with calamity when you're a writer: you write about it; as an artist, you objectify and fetishize it. You render life into material, and that's a creepy thing to do."
Author: Tony Kushner
45. "Sometimes you could be in an unhappy relationship; you are very much in love with someone, but it's making you unhappy and you think things can change and you can work it out."
Author: Vanessa Paradis
46. "I feel like, in a lot of shows where the woman is in charge, the woman is this ball buster and the guy is sort of weak and spineless. And that's never been my experience in a relationship. I think it's much more interesting that the guy is the boss. And there are stakes."
Author: Whitney Cummings
47. "I've never had any close male friends. The most important relationships in my life have always been with women."
Author: Willem Dafoe
48. "Isn't it true (I thought), that one is almost never present, or rather never fully present, and that's because we have only a halfhearted, chaotic and slipshod, disgraceful and vile relationship with out surroundings."
Author: Witold Gombrowicz
49. "As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that death's image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling."
Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
50. "There is a physical relationship with a woman that you don't have with anybody else, but that's not about love. Love is a spiritual thing."
Author: Ziggy Marley

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