"Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark." (x)
I think this is one of the must underrated, under-appreciated, least-understood and most beautiful aspects of the show. I will never get over it. Can we talk about how much this says about Booth and Brennan’s relationship? Not only is Brennan responsible for Booth’s Cocky belt-buckle, socks and ties…but he stopped gambling because of her. FOR her. I mean, ignore everything else that Booth and Brennan have shared together or been through together, just for a second, and soak this in. Look at what she did for him, and more importantly, look at what he did for her. This speaks volumes about how Booth feels about Brennan; about how he felt about her from the first time they met. He knew how special she was, he knew that she’d become important to him, and most importantly, he knew the first time they met that if anyone was ever going to make him happy, or make him a better person, it was her. He knew, and he wasn’t going to risk missing his chance.