Emily Giffin quotes

  • You can only control your own actions. Not other people’s reactions.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #People #Action #Reactions

  • Love and friendship. They are what make us who we are, and what can change us, if we let them.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Love And Friendship #Who We Are

  • There are no absolutes in relationships. You can't take anything for granted. You can count on absolutely nothing but the unexpected. You only get in trouble when you start thinking that you're some kind of exception to the rule.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Thinking #Unexpected #Kind

  • ...love is the sum of our choices, the strength of our commitments, the ties that bind us together.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Commitment #Love Is #Ties

  • I think of how each person in a marriage owes it to the other to find individual happiness, even in a shared life. That this is the only way to grow together, instead of apart.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Relationship #Thinking #Together

  • Maybe that's what it all comes down to. Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice, again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Love #Passion #Years

  • Happiness is the best revenge, you know? Just be happy. It's a choice.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Revenge #Choices #Best Revenge

  • I think it's important to try to be present with whatever it is you're doing. And if you can't be present, take a break.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Thinking #Important #Trying

  • It always takes two. For relationships to work, for them to break apart, for them to be fixed.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Two #Break #Fixed

  • His loyalty, so fierce and unwavering, makes my eyes water and heart ache.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Loyalty #Heart #Eye

  • In days that follow, I discover that anger is easier to handle than grief.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Grief #Anger #Easier

  • This is why you should never, ever get your hopes up. This is why you should see the glass as half empty. So when the whole thing spills, you aren’t as devastated.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Glasses #Half #Empty

  • Nothing is ever perfect. It is what you make of it.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Perfect

  • My head spins as I glance away, refusing to get sucked back into his gaze when so much is at risk.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Risk #Glances

  • No, scratch the word "career." Careers are for people who wish to advance. I only want to survive, draw a paycheck.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Careers #People #Wish

  • But now we have time. Endless time stretches before us.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Endless

  • Things certainly aren't the way you imagine them when you're a kid and dreaming big dreams about what your life as a grown-up will look like.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Dream #Kids #Looks

  • It's a funny thing - when I'm crazed with work, spending time with my children relaxes me. Yet, at the end of a long weekend with them, the very thing I need to relax is a little work and time away from them!
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Children #Weekend #Funny Things

  • He nods, as if to acknowledge that endings are almost always a little sad, even when there is something to look forward to on the other side.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Looks #Littles #Sides

  • Things are what they are and there's no point dwelling in the past or wondering what could have been.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Past #Dwelling #Wonder

  • Although I'm sure there are plenty of tall, gorgeous, life-of-the-party guys who are also true to their wives, I happen to believe that a disproportionate number of them are cheaters.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Party #Believe #Cheater

  • But I am learning that perfection isn't what matters. In fact, it's the very thing that can destroy you if you let it.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Inspirational #What Matters #Perfection

  • Life's not black-and-white. Sometimes the ends justifies the means.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Mean #Black And White #Sometimes

  • Evident in every small act of kindness, it was love as a verb. Love that made me feel more complete than I had ever felt in my glamorous, Jimmy Choo filled past.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Kindness #Past #Verbs

  • Love is seldom—almost never—an even proposition. Someone always loves more.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Love Is

  • I miss him in so many ways, but right now I miss him in the way you always miss someone when you're single among a room full of couples.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #I Miss You #Missing Someone #Couple

  • And like a favorite old movie, sometimes the sameness in a friend is what you like the most about her.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Sometimes #Old Movie #Sameness

  • True love is supposed to make you into a better person-uplift you.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Uplifting #True Love #Love Is

  • I nod, thinking of how difficult marriage can be, how much effort is required to sustain a feeling between two people - a feeling that you can't imagine will ever fade in the beginning when everything comes so easily. I think of how each person in a marriage owes it to the other to find individual happiness, even in a shared life. That is the only real way to grow together, instead of apart.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Real #Thinking #Two

  • i wish i could freeze this moment, somehow delay my final decision, and just hang here in the balance between two places, two worlds, two loves.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Two #Decision #Balance

  • My wants are simple: a job that I like and a guy whom I love.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Jobs #Simple #Guy

  • Which always raises the interesting question of whether redheads pursue other redheads in a narcissistic way, or simply, because they have no other choice, as nonredheads aren't interested.
    -- Emily Giffin

    #Interesting #Choices #Way