I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it to the earnestness of others.
Me. A bad boy. For eating boiled peanuts in the graveyard. Go figure.
I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart.
On the drive we talked easily, but we did make a small detour. After pulling into a rest stop, we made out like teenagers.
And suddenly she knew exactly why Catherine had fallen in love with him. It wasn't that he was unusually attractive, or ambitious, or even charming. He was partly those things, but more important, he seemed to live life on his own terms.
Nothing that's worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that.
Before we met, I was as lost as a person could be and yet you saw something in me that somehow gave me direction again.
Spending time with you showed me what I've been missing in my life.
A story about family, first loves, second chances, and the moments in life that leads you back home
If he weren't so damn cute, none of this would have happened.
Truth only means something when it's hard to admit.
If relationships were hard, mariage was even harder... it seemed like most couples struggled. It went with the territory. What did Nana always say? Stick two different people with two different sets of expectations under one roof and it ain't always going to be shrimp and grits on Easter.
Early on, he'd learned to enjoy simple things, things that couldn't be bought, and he had a hard time understanding people who felt otherwise.
It might seem as the hardest thing to do, but you have to forget the guy who forgot about you.
Sometimes we need to be apart to understand just how much we truly love each other .
Constellations shine with light that was emitted aeons ago, and I wait for something to come to me, words that a poet might use to illuminate life's mysteries. But there is nothing.
I cry to you, my Lord, my rock! Do not be deaf to me, for if you are silent, I shall go down to the pit like the rest. Hear my voice raised in petition as I cry to you for help, as I raise my hands, my Lord, toward your holy of holies.
No one in my family or my circle of friends had ever had to confront something like this. Jamie was seventeen, a child on the verge of womanhood, dying and still very much alive at the same time. I was afraid, more afraid than I'd ever been, not only for her, but for me as well. I lived in fear of doing something wrong, of doing something that would offend her. Was it okay to ever get angry in her presence? Was it okay to talk about the future anymore?
I steeled myself to focus only on the present yet remain alert to what might come next.
Our story has three parts: a beginning, a middle, and an end. And although this is the way all stories unfold, I still can't believe that ours didn't go on forever.
As a girl, she had come to believe in the ideal man -- the prince or knight of her childhood stories. In the real world, however, men like that simply didn't exist.
Real people had real agendas, real demands, real expectations about how other people should behave.
I've been thinking about you constantly since I left, wondering why the journey I'm on seemed to have led through you. I know my journey's not over yet, and that life is a winding path, but I can only hope it somehow circles back to the place I belong. That's how I think of it now. I belong with you.
Staring at the stars was like staring backward in time, since some stars are so far away that their light takes millions of years just to reach us. That we see stars not as they look now, but as they were when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The whole concept just struck me as…amazing somehow.
At times, he even admitted that he'd been more an observer of the world than a participant in it...
If pinpointing God's presence were really that simple, then he supposed the beaches would be more crowded in the mornings. They would be filled with people on their own quests, instead of people jogging or walking their dogs or fishing in the surf.
What happens in the past, is in the past. But don't be surprised if it comes back and haunts you.
It was easy to idealize someone you barely knew.
Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.
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