An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.
The devil has not vanished simply because people refuse to believe he exists, no more than God has...
Mum liked to say that some things happen for a reason, that sometimes obstacles were there to stop you from doing something stupid.
Life after love was possible. I was proof. Loss taught you about yourself, burrowed in the dark parts of your soul and ate you from the inside out.
You don’t know anything about me.”“No, I know not everything about you. But I sense enough to know you have mistaken obsession with drive, guilt with injustice. I know you want to escape what you are, cabbage fairy,” he said, reaching for his hood and gloves and tucking them into the waistband of his trousers. “Your desires are no different from my own, I simply have the courage to face them.
There are many forms of tyrants, but there are none so terrible as those stifling their own people in the name of freedom.
I can't find a man I want, and I'm beginning to think the problem is me. Maybe I expect too much. Maybe I'm holding out for something that doesn't even exist. She'd voiced her secret fear. Maybe grand passion was just a dream. With all the kissing she'd done in the past few months, she'd not once been overcome with desire. Her parents certainly hadn't had any great passion between them. Come to think of it, she wasn't sure she'd ever seen grand passion outside of a movie theater or a book.
She knew that sex was a means of getting ahead and saw nothing wrong in exploiting male weaknesses for her own purposes.
Never underestimate the power of a pity fuck, which makes for about ninety percent of women’s collective dating history.
When you took a man's job away from him, his ability to feed and clothe his family, that man was going to get angry.
Some women are just better at knowing what they want, which saves them the trouble of wasting too much time on the wrong guy.
It should never be your job to pick up the pieces of a broken man or to housebreak one. There are far better things you can do with your time.