“Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that’s okay with them.” – Alain de Botton

“As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have real ones.” – Unknown

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C.S. Lewis

“The choice to love is a choice to connect—to find ourselves in someone else.” – Bell Hooks

“Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t really your friends.” – Unknown

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” – Rollo May

“Intimacy is not purely physical. It’s the act of connecting with someone so deeply, you feel like you can see into their soul.” – Unknown

“Growing up means learning to trust yourself, even when you feel misunderstood.” – Unknown

“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition.” – Octavio Paz

“Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable.” – Rollo May

“Growing up means realizing that not everything is black and white, and that it’s okay to embrace uncertainty.” – Unknown LIFE WILL NEVER BE EASY QUOTES

“The desire for connection with our fellow human beings is a fundamental requirement of human nature.” – Dalai Lama

“Growing up means realizing that life isn’t always fair, but we still have the power to choose how we respond to it.” – Unknown

“Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.” – Amy Bloom

“There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child—and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own.” – Robert Brault

“Growing up means understanding that love isn’t always enough, sometimes it takes effort and compromise.” – Unknown

“Intimacy is not suppressed by boundaries, but thrives on them.” – Esther Perel

“We need solitude, because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.” – Tamim Ansary

“Growing up means realizing that not everyone’s opinion of you matters, as long as you stay true to yourself.” – Unknown

“Intimacy is the capacity to be truly heard by someone, and to be delighted in who we are.” – John O’Donohue

“Growing up is never easy. You hold onto things that were. You wonder what’s to come. But that night, I think we knew it was time to let go of what had been, and look ahead to what could be. Other days. New days. Days to come. The thing is, we didn’t have to hate each other for getting older. We just had to forgive ourselves… for growing up.” – The Wonder Years