" A volte non ti accorgi nemmeno che qualcosa è cambiato. Credi di essere sempre tu e che la tua vita sia sempre la tua vita. Invece un giorno ti svegli, ti guardi intorno e non riconosci niente, assolutamente niente. "
" Alla fine della giornata, il fatto che abbiamo ancora il coraggio di stare in piedi…è già un motivo sufficiente per festeggiare. "
" Ma cosa succederà se, mentre aspetto, incontro qualcuno che è pronto a darmi quello che voglio da te? "
" Avevo questa fissa di chiedere scusa per tutto. Ero arrivata al punto di scusarmi anche quando erano gli altri a ferirmi. "
" È come leggere un libro mentre ti strappano le pagine. "
" Sempre ad aspettare. Che stronzata. "
" Viviamo perennemente in bilico, tra abbracci che ci riscaldano e mancanze che ci congelano. "
" It’s time for you to live your own life without worrying about the expectations of others. "

We are the girls whose father’s tell us,
“wearing a dress while walking alone
in the city is more dangerous than
driving without a seat belt.”

We are the girls who are taught that
saying sorry after no is our protection
instead of the pocket knife or pepper spray.
Being polite is the only shield we’ll have to offer.

We are the girls who must rid our spaghetti
straps and V-necks on hot days, because simple
minded boys can’t seem to control their
“sexual desires” when seeing bare skin
on the shoulders and back.

We are the girls who are expected to be
smart, but not too smart because we’ll
not be seen as sexy to the male eyes.
“She must have a pretty face behind
that book she’s buried in.”

We are the girls who must add, “please.”
Before asking someone not to touch us,
as if we are asking permission instead
of giving demand.

We are the girls whose principal insists
to look at what we are wearing, “what do
you expect? Boys will be boys.”

" When we get our sense of self from only one place, when something goes wrong and the inevitable happens, it can crush you emotionally, spiritually and physically. So it’s important not to believe you are defined by one place, one relationship or one thing, and to find ways to keep your sense of self strong. "

My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and children. She lost 30 pounds and weighted about 90 pounds. She got very skinny and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the mornings and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of a break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, she was poking her head, and stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon… But then I decided to act. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on earth. She is the idol of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her and to hug her. I began to shower her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised and pleased her every minute. I gave her a lot of gifts and lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends. You won’t believe it, but she blossomed. She became better. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she CAN love that much.

And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man.

If you love her to the point of madness, she will become it.

" I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of. "
" Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way. "
" Eyes. Those damn eyes fucked me forever. "