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I know for me the subject of how to be in a relationship is precious and complicated and challenging. It wouldn't be right to make it look too easy. [On her approach to Mad About You]

Author: Helen Hunt


I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

We can never establish with certainty what part of our relations with others is the result of our emotions -- love, antipathy, charity, or malice -- and what part is predetermined by the constant power play among individuals.

Author: Milan Kundera (1929)

Profession: Czech Author, Critic

One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

I want relations which are not purely personal, based on purely personal qualities; but relations based upon some unanimous accord in truth or belief, and a harmony of purpose, rather than of personality. I am weary of personality. Let us be easy and impersonal, not forever fingering over our own souls, and the souls of our acquaintances, but trying to create a new life, a new common life, a new complete tree of life from the roots that are within us.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

Long-term commitment to an intimate relationship with one person of whatever sex is an essential need that people have in order to breed the qualities out of which nurturing thought can rise.

Author: Gerda Lerner (1920)

Profession: American Educator, Author

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.

Author: Iris Murdoch (1919)

Profession: British Novelist, Philosopher

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.

Author: Mike Murdock


You will always move toward anyone who increases you and away from anyone who makes you less.

Author: Mike Murdock


If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time.

Author: Octavio Paz (1914)

Profession: Mexican Poet, Essayist

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.

Author: Alexandria Penney


I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you.

Author: Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936)

Profession: Italian Author, Playwright

The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind.

Author: Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

Profession: French Novelist

Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.

Author: Anthony Robbins (1960)

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Expert / Consultant

The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.

Author: Anthony Robbins (1960)

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Expert / Consultant