"I was worn out, broken: He had taken almost everything. But he'd been all I'd had, all this time. And when the police led him away, I pulled out of the hands of all these loved one, sobbing, screaming, everything hurting, to try and make him stay."
"I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me an my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough."
"No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater...The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that's they key. It's like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.
"She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a cord board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew."
"You'll know her more by your questions than by her answers. Keep looking at her long enough. One day you might see someone you know."