A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
Author: Woody Allen (1935)
Profession: American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves.
Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)
Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic
You must go to bed with friends or whores, where money makes up the difference in beauty or desire.
Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)
Profession: Anglo-American Poet
The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one.
Author: Joan Baez (1941)
Profession: American Singer, Songwriter
For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship.
Author: Warren Beatty (1937)
Profession: American Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)
Profession: German Critic, Philosopher
Constant togetherness is fine -- but only for Siamese twins.
Author: Victoria Billings (1945)
Profession: American Journalist, Author
The key to any good relationship, on-screen and off, is communication, respect, and I guess you have to like the way the other person smells -- and he smelled real nice.
Author: Sandra Bullock (1964)
Profession: American Actress
Now the whole dizzying and delirious range of sexual possibilities has been boiled down to that one big, boring, bulimic word. RELATIONSHIP.
Author: Julie Burchill
Profession: British Journalist, Writer
People must be taken as they are, and we should never try make them or ourselves better by quarreling with them.
Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman
My attachment has neither the blindness of the beginning, nor the microscopic accuracy of the close of such liaisons.
Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Profession: British Poet
Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future --and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.
Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)
Profession: French Existential Writer
People who are having a love-sex relationship are continuously lying to each other because the very nature of the relationship demands that they do, because you have to make a love object of this person, which means that you editorialize about them. You cut out what you don't want to see, you add this if it isn't there. And so therefore you're building a lie.
Author: Truman Capote (1942)
Profession: American Author
In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.
Author: Angela Carter (1940-1992)
Profession: British Author
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness means to start first with self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self -- with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves recedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Author: Stephen R. Covey
Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"