Erich Segal Quotes

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Love means never having to say you're sorry.
— Erich Segal
Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
— Erich Segal

love

"Jenny, we're legally married !" "Yeah, now I can be a bitch."
Sometimes when she simply boils up water it can taste all burned.
I'd forgotten what the mere proximity to someone else's heartbeat could evoke.
Because in almost liking someone else I felt disloyal to the only girl I ever loved.
The pain of not knowing what to do was exceeded only by that of knowing what I had done.
Part of being a big winner is the ability to be a good loser. There's no paradox involved.

winning & losing

The telephone's a pretty meager substitute. Because the minute you hang up, your hand is empty.

intimacy

The great philosopher who claimed that time heals wounds neglected to impart just how much time.
Sometimes I ask myself what I would be if Jenny were alive. And then I answer: I would also be alive.
True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
— Erich Segal
"Jenny, for Christ's sake, how can I read John Stuart Mill when every single second I'm dying to make love to you?"
"Hey, Oliver — I had it once. And who the hell am I to hope that God will give me two of what most people never get at all."
What I had loved so much about Jenny was her ability to see inside me, to understand things I never needed to carve out in words.

love

Isn't it just possible that you're upset in retrospect? I mean because they did like me. And didn't jump for joy when you brought Jenny home
It means you learn about yourself from constant dialogue with one another. Establishing new circuits in the satellite transmitting your emotions.

marriage

Freud — yes, Freud himself — once said that for the little things in life we should, of course, react according to our reason. But for really big decisions, we should heed what our unconscious tells us.

subconscious

I was afraid of being rejected, yes. I was also afraid of being accepted for the wrong reasons. What I am fumbling to say is that I felt different about Jennifer, and didn't know what to say or even who to ask about it. ("You should have asked me," she said later.) I just knew I had these feelings. For her. For all of her.