It starts so young, and I’m angry about

It starts so young, and I’m angry about that. The garbage we’re taught. About love, about what’s “romantic.” Look at so many of the so-called romantic figures in books and movies. Do we ever stop and think how many of them would cause serious and drastic unhappiness after The End? Why are sick and dangerous personality types so often shown a passionate and tragic and something to be longed for when those are the very ones you should run for your life from? Think about it. Heathcliff. Romeo. Don Juan. Jay Gatsby. Rochester. Mr. Darcy. From the rigid control freak in The Sound of Music to all the bad boys some woman goes running to the airport to catch in the last minute of every romantic comedy. She should let him leave. Your time is so valuable, and look at these guys–depressive and moody and violent and immature and self-centered. And what about the big daddy of them all, Prince Charming? What was his secret life? We dont know anything about him, other then he looks good and comes to the rescue.
— Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Nothing on this planet can compare with a

Nothing on this planet can compare with a woman?s love?it is kind and compassionate, patient and nurturing, generous and sweet and unconditional. Pure. If you are her man, she will walk on water and through a mountain for you, too, no matter how you?ve acted out, no matter what crazy thing you?ve done, no matter the time or demand. If you are her man, she will talk to you until there just aren?t any more words left to say, encourage you when you?re at rock bottom and think there just isn?t any way out, hold you in her arms when you?re sick, and laugh with you when you?re up. And if you?re her man and that woman loves you?I mean really loves you??she will shine you up when you?re dusty, encourage you when you?re down, defend you even when she?s not so sure you were right, and hang on your every word, even when you?re not saying anything worth listening to. And no matter what you do, no matter how many times her friends say you?re no good, no matter how many times you slam the door on the relationship, she will give you her very best and then some, and keep right on trying to win over your heart, even when you act like everything she?s done to convince you she?s The One just isn?t good enough.
That?s a woman?s love?it stands the test of time, logic, and all circumstance.

Well, I?m here to tell you that expecting that kind of love? that perfection?from a man is unrealistic. That?s right, I said it?it?s not gonna happen, no way, no how. Because a man?s
love isn?t like a woman?s love.
— Steve Harvey

It?s probably not just by chance that I?m

It?s probably not just by chance that I?m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he?s terribly strong. And if he?s stronger than I, I?m the one who can?t live with him. ? I?m neither smart nor stupid, but I don?t think I?m a run-of-the-mill person. I?ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I?ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I?ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I?ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.
— Coco Chanel