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77 Moving Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love


Okay, maybe Nicholas Sparks is more well-known for the tears that his works bring, but whoever said he didn’t have countless words of wisdom as well was definitely completely mistaken.


From The Last Song to Dear John, here are 70 moving Nicholas Sparks quotes about life and love that prove he can do more than just make you cry.


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from The Notebook

  • “She wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or perhaps something as simple as not being second.”
  • “Though you may call me a dreamer or fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible."
  • “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”
  • “The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.”
  • “Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed; it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.”
  • “I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ”
  • “We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that's why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I'll never forget a single moment of it.” 


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from A Walk to Remember

  • “I don’t think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.”
  • “There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. So I take the memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever I can."
  • “Without suffering, there’d be no compassion.”
  • “Do you ever wonder why things have to turn out the way they do?”
  • “The problem isn't finding out where you are gonna go—its figuring out what you are gonna do once you get there that is!”
  • “It all made perfect sense, and at the same time, nothing seemed to make sense at all.” 


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from Dear John

  • “When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through.”
  • Love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.
  • “I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart.” 
  • “Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it last.”
  • “I love you, not just for now, but for always, and I dream of the day that you’ll take me in your arms again.”
  • “The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last.”
  • “Passion is passion. It's the excitement between the tedious spaces, and it doesn't matter where it's directed.”
  • “It's possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems, and that in time, the grief lessens. It may not go away completely, but after a while it's not so overwhelming.” 
  • “We’d met at a carefree time, a moment full of promise, in its place now were the harsh lessons of the real world.”


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from The Lucky One

  • “She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.”
  • “There is nothing like love. You should try it.”
  • “In the blink of an eye, something happens by chance–when you least expect it–sets you on a course that you never planned, into a future you never imagined.”
  • “Being around someone who accepts and supports you will remind you to accept and support yourself.”
  • “Friends come and go, clothing is packed and unpacked, households are continually purged of unnecessary items, and as a result, not much sticks. It's hard at times but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can't understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitably take their place; that every place has something good and bad to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.” 


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from The Last Song

  • “Truth only means something when it’s harder to admit.” 
  • “Love is fragile. And we're not always its best caretakers. We just muddle through and do the best we can. And hope this fragile thing survives against all odds.” 
  • "They promised patience when it was easy to be impatient, candor when it was easier to lie, and in their own ways, each recognized the fact that real commitment could be proven only through the passage of time."
  • “In a lifetime of mistakes, you two are the greatest things that have ever happened to me.” 
  • “Change not only was inevitable, but usually brought its own rewards.” 
  • Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.”


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  • “I have faith that God will show you the answer. But you have to understand that sometimes it takes a while to be able to recognize what God wants you to do. That's how it often is. God's voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell.”
  • “I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?”


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from The Best of Me

  • “Life was messy. Always had been and always would be and that was just the way it was, so why bother complaining? You either did something about it or you didn’t, and then you lived with the choice you made.” 
  • “Love, after all, always said more about those who felt it than it did about the ones they loved.” 
  • “Don't take my advice. Or anyone's advice. Trust yourself. For good or for bad, happy or unhappy, it's your life, and what you do with it has always been entirely up to you.”
  • “What the younger generation didn't understand was that the grass was greenest where it's watered.”
  • “It takes a long time to grow an old friend. Trust is built one single moment at a time.”
  • “You're still alive. And that means you'll love and be loved. and in the end, nothing else really matters.” 
  • “The past can be escaped only by embracing something better, and he figured that was what she'd done.”
  • “She'd preferred the uncertainty, if only because it allowed her to remember him the way he used to be. Sometimes, though, she wondered what he felt when he thought of that year they spent together, or if he ever marvelled at what they'd shared, or even whether he thought of her at all.” 


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from The Longest Ride

  • “If we'd never met, I think I would have known my life wasn't complete. And I would have wandered the world in search of you, even if I didn't know who I was looking for.” 
  • “Do not worry about tomorrow until you have to.” 
  • “After all, if there is a heaven, we will find each other again, for there is no heaven without you.” 
  • “You don't know how strong something is until you actually test it.” 
  • “It's strange, I think, the way our lives turn out. Moments of circumstance, when later combined with conscious decisions and actions and a boatload of hope, can eventually forge a future that seems predestined.” 
  • “With you, my life felt indeed like a fantastic adventure—despite our ordinary circumstances, your love imbued everything we did with secret riches.” 
  • “The only thing I do know for sure is that if we both want to, we’ll find a way to make it work.” 
  • “I think that the point is that people rarely understand that nothing is ever exactly what you think it will be.” 


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from Safe Haven

  • “I’ve come to believe that in everyone's life, there's one undeniable moment of change, a set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything.” 


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  • “Maybe I don't want to be defined by what I do. Maybe I'd like to be defined by what I am.” 
  • “Everyone has a past, but that's just it—it's in the past. You can learn from it, but you can't change it.” 
  • "Because in the end, and no matter how hard it is, acceptance helps people move on with the rest of their lives."
  • “I’m not sure anyone's life turns out exactly the way they imagine. All we can do is to try to make the best of it. Even when it seems impossible.” 
  • “Love doesn't mean anything if you're not willing to make a commitment, and you have to think not only about what you want, but about what he wants. Not just now, but in the future.” 


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from Nights in Rodanthe

  • “I love you now for what we've already shared, and I love you now in anticipation of all that's to come.”
  • “The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it’s over. Those two elements always go together.” 
  • “Love is the essence of a full and wonderful life.”
  • “I know you've only ever known your father and me. And I love Jack, because he is your father. But there's another kind of love, Amanda. One that gives you the courage to be better than you are, not less than you are. One that makes you feel that anything is possible. I want you to know that you could have that–I want you to hold out for it.”
  • “I know my journey's not over yet, and that life is a winding path, but I can only hope it somehow circles back to the place I belong. That's how I think of it now.”
  • “In spite of the direction his medical practice had taken in later years, he’d always remained less interested in appearance than those things a person couldn’t see: kindness and integrity, humor and sensibility.” 


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from Message in a Bottle

  • “If you simply ignored the feeling, you would never know what might happen, and in many ways that was worse than finding out in the first place. Because if you were wrong, you could go forward in your life without ever looking back over your shoulder and wondering what might have been.”
  • “There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore.” 
  • “Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that.”
  • “True love is rare, and it's the only thing that gives life real meaning.”
  • “If some lives form a perfect circle, other take shape in ways we cannot predict or always understand. Loss has been part of my journey. But it has also shown me what is precious. So has love for which I can only be grateful.”


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  • “Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.”
  • “Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go. ” 


Nicholas Sparks Quotes About Life And Love from The Choice

  • “Stories are as unique as the people who tell them, and the best stories are in which the ending is a surprise.”
  • “He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending, wearing masks and losing themselves in the process.” 
  • “I guess what I'm trying to say is that you two make me believe that true love really exists. And that even the darkest hours can't take that away.”
  • “Traveling has less to do with seeing things than experiencing them.”
  • “Love is a wonderful thing. It makes life worthwhile.”
  • “Marriage, each of them realized intuitively, was about compromise and forgiveness. It was about balance, where one person complemented the other.”
  • “He'd lived long enough to know that everyone handled grief in different ways, and little by little, they all seemed to accept their new lives.” 


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