240+ Inspirational Nicholas Sparks Quotes [2021]

240+ Inspirational Nicholas Sparks Quotes [2021]

Nicholas Sparks is a American novelist, screenwriter, and philanthropist.

[Nicholas Sparks]{https://nicholassparks.com/} is well-known for publishing twenty-two novels and two non-fiction books, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 115 million copies sold worldwide. He made his debut in the world of writing with his one of the most famous books yet, The Notebook, that has also been adapted as a movie. Apart from his love for writing Nicholas contributes to a variety of local and national charities and launched [Nicholas Sparks Foundation]{https://nsparksfoundation.org/} in 2011.

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List of Inspiring Nicholas Sparks Quotes

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.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride


Everyone is always going through tough things, the irony in it is that everyone thinks what they’re going through is just as hard as what you are. Life isn’t about surviving this, it’s about understanding this.” — Nicholas Sparks, via Amazon


I don't think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


And when her eyes met mine, I felt something click, like a key turning in a lock.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


There's a lot of magic between you too, ain't no denying that. And magic makes forgettin' hard.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Now it was coming to an end, and it was like he was watching the last flicker of light wink out in the darkness of an endless tunnel.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


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, The Last Song


Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


What keeps you safe?” — Dr. Paul Flanner, Nights in Rodanthe


Because you aren't just someone I loved back then. You were my best friend, my best self, and I can't imagine giving that up again." He hesitated searching for the right words. "You might not understand, but I gave you the best of me, and after you left, nothing was ever the same.’” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Traveling has less to do with seeing things than experiencing them.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Choice


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.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


You have to promise you won't fall in love with me.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


Maybe God has a better plan for me than I had for myself.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable, but her story and mine are different now. It wasn't easy for me to accept this simple truth, because there was a time when our stories were the same, but that was six years and two lifetimes ago.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands. To speak when words are need and to share in silence when they are not. To live with in the warmth of your heart and always call it home.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Vow


Without love, you have nothing!” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Love | eHarmony Advice


I have always been a firm believer in God and the power of prayer.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


There's no love like the first.” — Nicholas Sparks, 25 Quotes on First Love


It’s never too late to do the right thing.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


I want to wake up with you beside me in the mornings. I want to spend my evenings looking at you across the dinner table. I want to share every mundane detail of my day with you and hear every detail of yours. I want to laugh with you and fall asleep with you in my arms.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Dawson, she knew, had saved Alan's life- but in the end, he'd saved Jared's as well. And for her that meant...everything. 'I gave you the best of me,' he'd told her once, and with every beat of her son's heart, she knew he'd done exactly that.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Choice


I held her close to me with my eyes closed, wondering if anything in my life had ever been this perfect and knowing at the same time that it hadn't. I was in love, and the feeling was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it could be.’” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


You have to love something before you can hate it.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


Gifts of the heart can’t be claimed by anyone except the giver.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.” — Nicholas Sparks, True Believer


This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. 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, Message in a Bottle


Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they're gone.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


The past can only be escaped by embracing something better.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Because everybody lies it's part of living in society.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


There are memories for both of us, of course, but I've learned that memories can have a physical, almost living presence, and in this, Savannah and I are different as well. If hers are stars in the nighttime sky, mine are the haunted empty spaces in between...” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


I didn't plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. we fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


It's possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Above all, love is defined by what you do as opposed to what you say. Because in every life, there’ll be happiness and sorrow, joy and pain. And often it’s the support that is expressed through action that is most meaningful in both the highs and lows of life.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I’ve Learned About Love


I am lost without you. I am soulless, a drifter without a home, a solitary bird in a flight to nowhere. I am all these things, and I am nothing at all. This, my darling, is my life without you. I long for you to show me how to live again.” — Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle


It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


Rekindled love is generally short-term.” — Nicholas Sparks, Rekindled Love


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.” — Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle


I am who I am because of you...I will always be yours.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that.” — Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle


She understood then, with the distance that maturity brings, how much he'd loved her back then. And still did, something whispered inside her, and all at once she had the strange impression that everything they'd shared in the past had been the opening chapters in a book with a conclusion that had yet to be written.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Truth only means something when it's hard to admit.’” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song



Love doesn’t mean anything if you’re not willing to make a commitment.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


How can I describe how much I love you? Is it even possible to describe a love like that? I don’t know, but as I sit here with pen in hand, I know that I have to try.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


What's your heart telling you to do? I don't know.' Maybe, you're trying too hard to hear it.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


She was, in other words, the kind of girl who made the rest of us look bad, and whenever she glanced my way, I couldn't help but feel guilty, even though I hadn't done anything wrong.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


I held her close to me with my eyes closed, wondering if anything in my life had ever been this perfect and knowing at the same time that it hadn't.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


No matter where it is in the sky... No matter where you are in the world... the moon is never bigger than your thumb.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


When I look in the mirror, I know I’m looking at someone who isn’t sure she deserves to be loved at all.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


I'm going to marry you one day, you know." "Is that a promise?" "If you want it to be.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Love is possible, and falling in love often happens when you least expect it and you’re not looking for it.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Love | eHarmony Advice


Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


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.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


When I was seventeen, I don't think I even knew what love was. But when it's right, it's right, and you just know it.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


In the end, you should always do the right thing, even if it's hard. I know that might not help you and that the right thing isn't always so easy to figure out.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


The scariest thing about distance is you don’t know if they’ll miss you or forget about you.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


If it comes, let it come. If it stays, let it stay. If it goes, let it go.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


In time, they seemed to lose a bit of luster because she’d come to expect them. So I’d rack my brain, trying to think of another way to please her, something that would let her know how much she still meant to me.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


Somehow, despite the years we’d been together, she’d become a stranger to me.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


I know it seems scary right now, but in the end, it’s all going to be worth it. And your life isn’t going to change.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


It isn’t the life I ever imagined. Half the time, I feel like a stranger in my own skin.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


When people ask me what it’s like to be a parent, I say that it’s among the hardest things you’ll ever do, but in exchange, it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” — Noah Calhoun, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


I know I can’t change the past, but I can change the future. I can change, too. And I will.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


Experience had taught me that even the most precious memories fade with the passage of time.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding


Marriage is about compromise; it's about doing something for the other person, even when you don't want to.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding


Jane: Absence might make the heart grow fonder.

Wilson: I don't think that's possible...You have no idea how much I love you.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


A lot of people our age wanted to change the world. Even though it’s a noble idea, I knew I wanted something more traditional...I wanted someone who wanted to marry a wife and mother,” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


Life, he realize, 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.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Because you aren't just someone I loved back then. You were my best friend, my best self, and I can't imagine giving that up again.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Love is love, no matter how old you are, and I knew that if I gave you enough time, you'd come back to me.” — Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle


So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


Even if I thought he was perfect for her." She turned to face him. "What were we thinking?" "We weren't," he said. "We were in love.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Even when we were standing in church and I was getting ready to take my vow I can remember wishing that you were standing there instead of him.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


If you like her, if she makes you happy, and if you feel like you know her — then don't let her go.’” — Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle


The most important thing if you want a long and happy marriage is to choose well in the first place.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Love | eHarmony Advice


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, The Last Song


Life, he realize, 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.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


Because in the end, and no matter how hard it is, acceptance helps people move on with the rest of their lives.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


People will tell you most of the story… and I’ve learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part. People hide the truth because they’re afraid.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


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.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


While I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.” — Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe


The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive it.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven

With every passing year she found herself wondering more and more where all the good guys had gone. Or even if there really was such a thing anymore. Where were the guys who didn’t expect you to sleep with them after only a date or two? Or guys who believed that picking up the check on a first date was a classy thing to do? Or even a guy with a somewhat decent job and plans for the future?” — Nicholas Sparks, See Me


This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. 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. I love you, T.” — Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle


The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


People come, people go—they'll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue


Get married. Love your wife and treat her with respect. Have children, and teach them the value of hard work. Do your job. Don’t complain. Remember that family— unlike most of those people you might meet in life— will always be around. Fix what can be fixed or get rid of it. Be a good neighbor. Love your grandchildren. Do the right thing.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once too, back when she was eighteen. But she knew that love was messy, just like life. It took turns that people couldn't foresee or even understand, leaving a long trail of regret in its wake. And almost always, those regrets led to the kinds of what if questions that could never be answered.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Every time I read to her, it was like I was courting her, because sometimes, just sometimes, she would fall in love with me again, just like she had a long time ago. And that’s the most wonderful feeling in the world. How many people are ever given that chance? To have someone you love fall in love with you over and over?” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


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.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


Those moments have stayed with me forever, partly because of their simplicity, but also because they were revelatory. Nor were they ever quite repeated, and I can’t shake the thought that if I ever tried to replicate them, the original memories would slip through my fingers like sand, lessening the hold I have on them now.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


That's why I loved being with you. We could do the simplest things, like toss starfish into the ocean and share a burger and talk and even then I knew that I was fortunate. Because you were the first guy who wasn't constantly trying to impress me. You accepted who you were, but more than that, you accepted me for me. And nothing else mattered-- not my family or your family or anyone else in the world. It was just us.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Peeking in the rearview mirror as she pulled away, she saw that Dawson was still standing where she’d left him, as if hoping she’d change her mind and turn the car around. She felt the stirrings of something dangerous, something she’d been trying to deny. He still loved her, she was certain of that now, and the realization was intoxicating. She knew it was wrong, and she tried to force the feeling away, but Dawson and their past had taken root once more, and she could no longer deny the simple truth that for the first time in years, she’d felt like she’d finally come home.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Yet losing him seemed unbearable. He was the one she loved, the one she would always love, and as he leaned in to kiss her, she gave herself over to him. While he held her close, she ran her hands over his shoulders and back, feeling the strength in his arms. She knew he’d wanted more in their relationship than she’d been willing to offer, but here and now, she suddenly knew she had no other choice. There was only this moment, and it was theirs.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


it's not just about love, but with whom you're compatible regarding your values and what you perceive is really important, because these are the things that come up in life. It could be anything: where you're going to live, how many children, or do you want children? Whose family do you visit on the holidays? These are all things in the real world that you have to work out. When I say compatibility, I mean you're pretty much on the same page about these big things.” — Nicholas Sparks, Photo: ©Lions Gate/Courtesy Everett CollectionMOVIES The Creator of The Notebook Has Some Key Dating Advice For You


The more practical side of me knew that remaining a couple over the long term took effort on both sides. It requires commitment and compromise, communication and cooperation, especially as life tends to throw curveballs, often when we least expect them. Ideally, the curveball slides past the couple with little damage; at other times, facing those pitches together makes the couple more committed to each other. But sometimes, the curveballs end up smacking us in the chest and close to the heart, leaving bruises that never seem to heal.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


I know you love her. If anything, you love her too much.’ ‘There’s no such thing.’ ‘Yeah, well… I’m just saying that she’s not always the easiest person to be married to.’ ‘That’s because she’s a woman.’ ‘Don’t start second-guessing yourself now. Unless you were willing to move halfway across the country, you didn’t have a choice. And besides, I have the feeling that it’s all going to work out for the better.’ ” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can't control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That's what it was like for me. I didn't plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only 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, The Notebook


Do you love me?' I asked her. She smiled. 'Yes.' 'Do you want me to be happy?' as I asked her this I felt my heart beginning to race. 'Of course I do.' 'Will you do something for me then?' She looked away, sadness crossing her features. 'I don't know if I can anymore.' she said. 'but if you could, would you?' I cannot adequately describe the intensity of what I was feeling at that moment. Love, anger, sadness, hope, and fear, whirling together sharpened by the nervousness I was feeling. Jamie looked at me curiously and my breaths became shallower. Suddenly I knew that I'd never felt as strongly for another person as I did at that moment. As I returned her gaze, this simple realization made me wish for the millionth time that I could make all this go away. Had it been possible, I would have traded my life for hers. I wanted to tell her my thoughts, but the sound of her voice suddenly silenced the emotions inside me. 'yes' she finally said, her voice weak yet somehow still full of promise. 'I would.' Finally getting control of myself I kissed her again, then brought my hand to her face, gently running my fingers over her cheek. I marveled at the softness of her skin, the gentleness I saw in her eyes. even now she was perfect. My throat began to tighten again, but as I said, I knew what I had to do. Since I had to accept that it was not within my power to cure her, what I wanted to do was give her something that she'd wanted. It was what my heart had been telling me to do all along. Jamie, I understood then, had already given me the answer I'd been searching for, the answer my heart needed to find. She'd told me outside Mr. Jenkins office, the night we'd asked him about doing the play. I smiled softly, and she returned my affection with a slight squeeze of my hand, as if trusting me in what I was about to do. Encouraged, I leaned closer and took a deep breath. When I exhaled, these were the words that flowed with my breath. 'Will you marry me?” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


In the end I think that you’ve just got be yourself. Otherwise, what’s the point? If you laugh a lot, then laugh a lot. If you go in and you put out this false sense of who you are, what’s the point? You’re not gonna be that person. I don’t even understand the point. Just be who you are. I would like to think I’m the kind of person who tends to be more romantic than not. I do my best. I open doors, I send flowers, I don’t forget anniversaries, I remember things, Valentine’s Day… I’ve got all the basics down.” — Nicholas Sparks, Nicholas Sparks on 'The Choice' and Dating After His Divorce


A guy out there was meant to be the love of your life, your best friend, your soul mate, the one you can tell your dreams to. He'll brush the hair out of your eyes. Send you flowers when you least expect it. He'll stare at you during the movies, even though he paid $8 to see it. He'll call to say goodnight or just cause he's missing you. He'll look in your eyes and tell you, you're the most beautiful girl in the world, and for the first times in your life, you'll believe it.” — Nicholas Sparks, Nicholas Sparks Collection


That’s the thing about life. A lot of the time, it isn’t easy at all. We just have to try to make the best of it.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


No matter what happens to us in the future, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


What mattered most was knowing that love was mine to give, without strings or expectations.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Deep in her heart, she wasn’t sure she deserved to be happy, nor did she believe that she was worthy of someone who seemed…normal.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Don't take my advice. Or anyone's advice. Trust yourself. For good or bad, happy or unhappy, it's your life and what you do with it has always been entirely up to you.”” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


If it’s over, then don’t let the past screw up the rest of your life.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Bend in the Road


He stared at her, knowing with certainty that he was falling in love. He pulled her close and kissed her beneath a blanket of stars, wondering how on earth he'd been lucky enough to find her.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


Joy was as fleeting as a shooting star that crossed the evening sky, ready to blink out at any moment.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


I know I'm not going to be able to change the world, but I think it's important to try to make a difference.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride


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.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


There are too many fault lines to count now.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Meeting you has been the best thing that's ever happened to me.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Without suffering, there'd be no compassion.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


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..” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


True love is rare, and it's the only thing that gives life real meaning.” — Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle


And for the briefest instant, it almost feels like we're together again.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


She views the world through a prism of black and white, right and wrong.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


You always have a choice. It's just that some people make the wrong one.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Choice


True love is rare, and it's the only thing that gives life real meaning.” — Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle


Landon: I'm sorry she never got her miracle. Reverend Sullivan: She did. It was you.” — Landon Carter, A Walk to Remember


I don't know that I've ever felt as happy as I did that day, but then again, it was always like that when we were together. I never wanted it to end.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


But most of all, I learned that it’s possible for two people to fall in love all over again, even when there’s been a lifetime of disappointment between them.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


I guess what I'm trying to say is that you are there, in everything I am, in everything I've ever done, and looking back, I know that I should have told you know much you've always meant to me.” — Wilson Lewis, The Wedding


I believe that if I’ve done one thing right, it has been to love my wife.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


In time, the hurt began to fade and it was easier to just let it go. At least I thought it was. But in every boy I met in the next few years, I found myself looking for you” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


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...” — Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One


Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed; it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


But your lives aren't just on different tracks they're on different continents. And that means you're going to have to watch your heart from here on, because if you don't it's going to end up breaking into all sorts of pieces.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride


Stories are as unique as the people who tell them, and the best stories are those in which the ending is a surprise.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Choice


Emotions come and go and can't be controlled so there's no reason to worry about them. That in the end, people should be judged by their actions since in the end it was actions that defined everyone.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


What happens in the past, is in the past. But don't be surprised if it comes back and haunts you.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


Our story has three parts: a beginning, a middle, and an end. And although this is the way all stories unfold, I still can't believe that ours didn't go on forever.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face - I know it's an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.” — Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle


Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue


I hadn't done any of the things that I normally did with girls, yet somehow I'd fallen in love.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


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, Dear John


Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Two weeks together, that’s all it took, two weeks for me to fall in love with you.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Hope might leave me crushed in the end, but losing all hope somehow seemed even worse.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


Where does one begin when trying to make sense of a story that makes little sense at all?” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


I'm here because I want to be with you. But if I didn't, all the money in the world wouldn't have changed my feelings for you.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


One of the most important things you can teach your children is to have a happy marriage or to have a happy relationship.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Love | eHarmony Advice


You have to make time for each other. Even a little bit of time, on a regular basis. You have to go out and reconnect.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Love | eHarmony Advice


You can't live your life for other people got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” — Nicholas Sparks, Kirsten Corley


Sometimes starting over is exactly what a person needs. And I think it’s admirable. A lot of people don’t have the courage it takes to do something like that.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


There are people who add goodness to the world and people who lived to destroy it.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue


You're still alive. And that means you'll love and be loved...and in the end, nothing else really matters.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


...the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. What the younger generation didn’t understand was that the grass was greenest where it’s watered...” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


She had known the kind of love that was worth risking everything for, the kind of love that was as rare as a glimpse of heaven.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


She was a stranger now, but she'd been a friend once, and that was enough for him.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


It was one thing to divide the major assets, but how was it possible to divide the heart?” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


Spending time with one woman who also happened to be madly in love with me struck me as the best of all possible worlds.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


Our story has three parts: a beginning, a middle, and an end. And although this is the way all stories unfold, I still can't believe that ours didn't go on forever.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


She wasn’t exactly sure when it happened. Or even when it started. All she knew for sure was that right here and now, she was falling hard and she could only pray that he was feeling the same way.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


Knowing there's one thing I still haven't told you: I now believe, by the way, that miracles can happen.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


You're a wonderful person, Jamie. You're beautiful, you're kind, you're gentle...you're everything that I'd like to be. If people don't like you, or they think you're strange, then that's their problem.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


In our time together, you claimed a special place in my heart, one I'll carry with me forever and that no one can ever replace.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


You're a hero and a gentleman, you're kind and honest, but more than that, you're the first man I ever truly loved. And no matter what the future brings, you always will be, and I know that my life is better for it.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


If you come back; I'll marry you. If you break your promise, you'll break my heart” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


But wisdom means more than being intelligent, because it encompasses understanding, empathy, experience, inner peace, and intuition.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


It all comes down to who is by your side and who is willing to stand up for love even when it seems impossible.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


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.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


People can love you, even with your imperfections. And that’s a very liberating thing.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Love | eHarmony Advice


Can you fall in love quickly? Absolutely. I met my wife, and the very next day I knew she was right for me. And I told her we would get married.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Love | eHarmony Advice


I think you’ve got to be attracted at least in some way. It doesn’t have to be physical: it could be emotional, or mental, or spiritual. But there has to be some attraction, or it’s just not going to work.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Love | eHarmony Advice


Someday you'll find someone special again. People who've been in love once usually do. It's in their nature.” — Nicholas Sparks, Message In A Bottle


You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


I was dying on the inside, aching for all that we’d lost, and as I stared at our wedding photograph, I hated myself for allowing it to happen.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


All marriages go through ups and downs, and I believe this is the natural consequence of couples that choose to stay together over the long haul.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


And when we were together, you listened in a way that made me feel like I was the only woman in the world. You made me feel complete, and spending time with you just seemed right.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


But sometimes, the curveballs end up smacking us in the chest and close to the heart, leaving bruises that never seem to heal.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


You are the answer to every prayer I've offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don't know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue


That leaves me with the belief that miracles, no matter how inexplicable or unbelievable, are real and can occur without regard to the natural order of things.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


I understand that love and tragedy go hand in hand. There can't be one without the other, but none the less I find myself wondering if it's a fair trade-off” — Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride


The pieces all fit together. Yet everything was falling apart.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


He wished she would trust him with the details of her past, not because he was under the illusion that he could somehow rescue her or felt that she even needed to be rescued, but because giving voice to the truth of her past meant opening the door to the future. It meant they would be able to have a real conversation.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


They talked. They learned to trust each other, despite the odds.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


Being in love, I find myself smiling for no reason at all...” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


I understand women. There’s no man alive who can honestly say those words and mean them. It just isn’t possible, so there’s no use trying. But that doesn’t mean you can’t love them anyway. And it doesn’t mean that you should ever stop doing your best to let them know how important they are to you.” — Noah Calhoun, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


If you're a bird...I'm a bird.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it's over.” — Nicholas Sparks, Nights On Rodanthe


Marriage is a partnership, not a democracy.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


I knew you loved me and that you'd do anything for me. And that was one of the reasons it hurt so much when you ended it, Dawson. Because I knew even then how rare that kind of love is. Only the luckiest people get to experience it at all.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


There are only two major emotions in life. You’ve got love and you’ve got fear. If you don’t have love to counterbalance that fear, you have nothing, because you have no balance in your life, and you’ll never, ever find satisfaction.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Love | eHarmony Advice


In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


Everyone makes mistakes even the people we love.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


Making love, she'd always believed, was more than simply a pleasurable act between two people. It encompassed all that a couple was supposed to share: trust & commitment, hopes & dreams, a promise to make it through whatever the future might bring. The greater the love; the greater the tragedy when it is over” — Nicholas Sparks, Nicholas Sparks Quotes


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, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


It wasn't that long, and it certainly wasn't the kind of kiss you see in movies these days, but it was wonderful in its own way, and all I can remember about the moment is that when our lips touched, I knew the memory would last forever.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


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.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Everything around me makes me miss you.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


Too often, too much emphasis is placed on words as opposed to actions. It’s one thing to say you love somebody five times a day, and then you leave. Well, you’re defined by the action you’ve done at the very end, regardless of what you’ve said.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I’ve Learned About Love


Love is defined by what you give as opposed to what you receive. In relationships, you’re defined by the way you treat another person, by the way you sacrifice for another, by the way you give to another. And when that comes from both parties, the result is a very solid relationship.” — Nicholas Sparks, Interview with Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Love | eHarmony Advice


He liked her; it was as simple as that.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


I come here because this place is special to me. It was here, after all, that I first realized I was in love with Jane, and while I know my life was bettered because of it, I must admit that even now I’m mystified by how it happened.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


What are we, after all, without our memories, without our dreams?” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


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.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


Were all first loves like that? Somehow she doubted it; even now it struck her as being more real than anything she'd ever known. Sometimes it saddened her to think that she'd never experience that kind of feeling again, but then life had a way of stamping out that intensity of passion; she'd learned all too well that love wasn't always enough.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me


In time, the hurt began to fade and it was easier to just let it go. At least I thought it was. But in every boy I met in the next few years, I found myself looking for you” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


He stared at her, knowing with certainty that he was falling in love. He pulled her close and kissed her beneath a blanket of stars, wondering how on earth he'd been lucky enough to find her.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


In a lifetime of mistakes, you two are the greatest things that have ever happened to me.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with in the years we were apart.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song


So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me, everyday.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


While I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.” — Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe


Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.” — Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight


The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it...” — Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight


The first time you fall in love, it changes your life forever, and no matter how hard you try, the feeling never goes away.” — Nicholas Sparks, First Love Sayins


You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


Wisdom means more than being intelligent, because it encompasses understanding, empathy, experience, inner peace, and intuition.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


They talked. They learned to trust each other, despite the odds. They fell in love.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


The strength to be who you are without fear of rejection from others was something I respected, if only because it was something I aspired to myself.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


I know. But I want you to try. Just remember that I’ve made it through one hundred percent of the worst days of my life so far.” — Nicholas Sparks, Two by Two


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.” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


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!” — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember


True love means that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.” — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John


She wasn't exactly sure when it happened. Or even when it started. All she knew for sure was that right here and now, she was falling hard and she could only pray that he was feeling the same way.” — Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven


While wounds can be inflicted easily upon those we love, it’s often much more difficult to heal them. Yet the process of healing those wounds provided the richest experience of my life.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)


Its funny but have you ever noticed that the more special something is, the more people seem to take it for granted? Its like they think it won't ever change.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding


The experts’ advice on improving a marriage? To focus on the four As— attention, appreciation, affection, and attraction.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding (Novel Learning Series Book 2)

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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