Alexandra Potter quotes

  • Too many people miss out on real love because they're too busy waiting for the ONE to show up
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Real #People #Waiting

  • When men see an attractive woman, they fantasize about sex. When women see an attractive man they fantasize about a relationship.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Sex #Men #Attractive

  • ...when you decide you want to be with someone forever, you want forever to start right now.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Forever #Want

  • And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn't come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and pavement cafes. To enjoy just being somewhere, rather than rushing from somewhere, to somewhere. Inhaling deep lungfuls of air, instead of my usual shallow breaths. I take a moment to just stop and look around me. And smile to myself. For the first time in a long time, I can, quite literally, smell the coffee.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Coffee #Home #Past

  • It is always the silly things that remind me
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Silly

  • If the worst is going to happen, it'll happen. Worrying can't protect you from that. And if it doesn't happen then you've missed out on all the time that when you could have been having fun
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Fun #Worry #Worst

  • If only men were like New York taxi-cabs and had a light that they can switch on when they're interested and off when they're not available. Then you'd know exactly where you were and you wouldn't have to worry about getting it wrong and being horribly embarrassed. --- Lucy
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #New York #Men #Light

  • We are the sum total of our memories. Memories are the most precious things we have. Good or bad. That's what make us who we are. What would we be without them?
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Memories #Who We Are #Precious Things

  • If you want a man who's commited, go look in a mental hospital.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Inspirational #Commitment #Looks

  • Time has a funny way of airbrushing relationships, removing all the things that were wrong so when you look back it looks much better than it really was.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Looks #Way #Airbrushing

  • Life doesn't hang around, it keeps moving and if you don't keep up you can lose things.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Moving #Keep Moving

  • Not doing anything can be worse than doing the wrong thing.
    -- Alexandra Potter

  • My chest tightens: seeing him so upset breaks my own heart. 'Don't you ever wish you could make that bit go away?" I say, feeling angry at the past. 'That you could erase those painful memories, forget they every happened, just remember the happy times you had together?' 'You must never say that,' he reprimands sternly. 'But why not?' I look at him in surprise. 'Because it's the bad memories that makes you appreciate the good ones. Don't ever wish them away. it's like your nan always used to say, "You need both the sun and the rain to make a rainbow".
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Memories #Rain #Heart

  • I am a hopeless romantic. A silly, ridiculous, foolish romantic. I live in a fantasy land. I need to get real. And now, for the first time, I want to get real. I want a real relationship with a real man in the real world–-with all the real problems, faults, and whatever comes with it.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Real #Silly #Men

  • Men, Grace learned, seemed to think women were all frustrated nurses.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Men #Thinking #Nurse

  • "Maybe I just don't want another rejection," he shrugs. "I've had enough of that in my so-called acting career." Oh, so this is what it's all about. "But you're not auditioning for a role," I try to persuade him. "Aren't I?" he raises his eyebrows.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Eyebrows #Careers #Rejection

  • You can't make yourself fall in love, just as you can't choose who you fall in love with.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Falling In Love #Fall

  • If, by some miracle, you're lucky enough to meet the One, whatever you do, don't let them go. Because you don't get another shot at it. Soulmates aren't like buses; there's not going to be another one along in a minute. That's why they're called 'The One'.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Soulmate #Miracle #Lucky

  • Oh yeah, the heartbreak diet.... Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Heart #Done #T Shirt

  • It's not getting what you want that's the hard part, it's deciding what you want.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Getting What You Want #Want #What You Want

  • Why is it that when you discover you can't have something, you want it even more?
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Want

  • consider the implications. We think we know what we want, but we can never really know until we've got it. And sometimes when we have, we discover we never really wanted it in the first place - but then it's too late
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Thinking #Too Late #Want

  • just in case" is the curse of packing
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Cases #Curse #Packing

  • And like a soprano shattering glass, Juliet heard something snap deep inside. It was the sound of her heart breaking.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Heart #Glasses #Sound

  • He hadn't lost Grace. Because she'd never been his to lose in the first place.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Grace #Firsts #Lost

  • Forget men, I want to marry my MacBook. It’s dependable, reliable and you can even go shopping with it.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Men #Shopping #Want

  • Life can change in the blink of an eye. All you have is right now. So don’t ever put off telling someone how you feel about them, don’t assume that they know, because they might not and it might be too late.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Eye #Too Late #How You Feel

  • For a split second they stared at each other. A fleeting, lasting moment. One person noticing another person out of a whole crowd of strangers.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Crowds #Splits #Fleeting

  • Their eyes met. It had begun. They had begun.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Eye #Mets

  • Juliet shook her head. The thought of eating anything made her feel nauseous. "No thanks, I'm not hungry." "Oh yeah, the heartbreak diet," nodded Trudy sagely. "Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Done #Thanks #T Shirt

  • I never stopped joking around long enough to realize you weren't laughing anymore.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Long #Laughing #Joking Around

  • Because you will meet somebody more exceptional than anyone you have ever know. Who will love you warmly as possible. And who will so completely attract you that you will feel you never really loved before.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Love You #Exceptional #Feels

  • I was in love with the idea of him. An ideal of him. Of who I thought he was. Of who he used to be.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Ideas #Used

  • I don't understand it myself, really. It's like the idea of him is better than the him of him
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Ideas

  • But I figure you're never too old to learn. That's when you become old, when you stop being fascinated by things, when you stop wanting to learn and explore ...
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Figures

  • Life isn't complicated. It's very simple, really. It's us who make it complicated.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Simple #Complicated

  • C'mon, you're gonna get upset sometimes. Breaking up is a shitty business. Someone always gets hurt. This time it happens to be you.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Hurt #Upset #Sometimes

  • Missing someone has to be one of the worst human emotions. All the other feelings like anger and fear and horror get some much more airplay, as if their intensity gives them more value, but whereas those emotions come in violent bursts and are gone again, the gnawing ache of loss has to be simply endured. It's like background noise, it's always there, it never goes away. You just have to try to block it out, distract yourself, hope that tomorrow the hole they left behind has grown a little smaller.
    -- Alexandra Potter

    #Missing Someone #Block #Loss