genuine quotes

What's the key to successful relationships?
  • Without quality time, your relationship will not survive.
  • You will both need security, comfort. A good relationship is built on compromise and a great deal of give and take on both sides.
  • Keep your dependence and independence in balance. Tell and show your partner how much you need them, but don’t cling, as that can make your partner feel trapped.
  • Encourage them to listen to you, by showing appreciation when they do. By the same token, show interest when they talks to you.
  • Make them appreciate you. Don’t wait for a spontaneous compliment, but say something good about yourself and ask for their agreement.
  • Learn to do the one thing that is most likely to restore good feeling in your relationship - giving your partner a genuine, loving and approving smile.
  • Often those subtle quirks that first attracted you to your partner can, with time, turn around and become toe-curlingly annoying habits. Learn to love them, warts and all.
  • Hidden resentments poison a relationship; so if something bothers you, say it. 
  • Learn that punishing your partner won’t work. It may make you feel better to give them a hard time, but it will actually make them dig their heels in more. A better tactic is to reward the things you like and ignore what you don’t like. 
Quotes from my chemistry substitute teacher (who is actually a basketball teacher)

“I can’t teach you anything. I don’t know anything.”

“This equals 2HNO3. And I have no idea why.”

“I want you all to walk out here with everything right in your book, so I’m going to give you the answers. Not because I know but because I have them here on this sheet.”

“Now has everyone got this right? Please say yes because I can’t help you.”

“You’ve got a brain. However, this afternoon you are unfortunate because you have me. And I know nothing.”

“I mean, how cruel is it to get two watches? How horrible is it to the poor watch that’s gonna get left in the drawer?”

about once a week i get a message or two asking where i get the “quotes” paired with my artwork from bcs people don’t seem to understand off the bat that i write nearly everything i post, whether it’s on my art or not. is that common?? is visual art and writing so divorced typically?

While you’re out there flirting with all those other girls, she’s sitting at home cluelessly bragging to her best friend about how amazing you are. Don’t mess this one up again, don’t take advantage of her kindness. Don’t end up being like the rest of the guys in her past. Because I promise that she will move on and get over you. And when she does find someone who respects her, you’ll have no one else to blame but yourself.
—  Excerpt #74
  • Me (ENFP): I need to invest in a really nice water bottle so I can drink more water.
  • Friend (INTP): Why do you need a nice water bottle to drink water?
  • Me: Because it makes drinking water fun!
  • Friend: Why do you need drinking water to be fun??
  • Me: Everything's a toy if you play with it!

Value your time more by aligning yourself with those who respect and value your worth. Those who appreciate being around you and enjoy your presence, genuinely.

It takes a lot of courage to know your worth, but that’s a seed of a flower that’s waiting to bloom. Water the seed often to flourish and find yourself.

—  Nima Ibrahim ‘Worth’
It’s become such a rarity nowadays to find someone to fall in love with and stay in love with. People seem to forget how beautiful it is to grow old with someone, to build and witness someone’s progression and to conquer obstacles as a team instead of facing them alone. I guess it’s safe to say there’s not enough thrill in it for them. There’s no thrill in comfortability and knowing someone like the back of your hand. I guess that’s why you can call me an old soul. I don’t need to go out all the time and switch people up every other week to fulfill my boredom with temporary happiness. I always wanted something real, someone so genuine that they’re worth lasting a lifetime with. Someone who’s willing to invest the time and effort that’s needed to win instead of forfeiting when “there’s no coming back.” I understand it’s nearly impossible nowadays to count on someone with all your heart and soul. It’s more dangerous, if than anything, I guess that’s why you can count me as one of the rare ones. I’m not just in it for a reason, season, or lifetime… I’m in it for all three.
—  Melissa Molomo

“If you believe anything, believe this, I’m in your corner. Always have been.”

“Being One’s self is a 24-hour a day job anyway, isn’t it?” –Marilyn Monroe [Motion Picture Magazine, January 1954.]

I love Marilyn’s genuine quotes! Photo is by André de Dienes, 1949. Edit and design by yours truly~

Hopefully you’ll be here again, this time next yea, and we’ll be doing even greater things and even better things.
—  jacksepticeye