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Barbara De Angelis Quotes

Barbara De Angelis (1951 - )


Barbara De Angelis is a best-selling author and speaker on personal growth and relationships. A psychotherapist, she came to public attention with a radio talk show, and is a popular guest on television talk shows. She also lectures widely and conducts workshops. One of her four marriages was to Doug Henning, illusionist, and another was to John Gray, another advice and relationship author and speaker.

Barbara De Angelis Life Quotes

• No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.

• I invite people to examine their lives without negativity, knowing that it's scary, but that not doing it is even scarier.

• No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

• They're basically moments in which you're in touch with the meaning of life, when your relationship to the rest of the universe makes sense.

Barbara De Angelis Love Quotes

• Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.

• Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.

• Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.

• You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

Barbara De Angelis Relationship Quotes

• The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.

• When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.

• Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

Barbara De Angelis Marriage Quotes

• Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.

• The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.

Barbara De Angelis Quotes on Personal Growth

• If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.

• We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.

Barbara De Angelis Quotes About Problems and Opportunities

• Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.

• You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

Barbara De Angelis Quotes About Women

• Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.

• If you buy a toaster, or an answering machine, it's always accompanied by a nice little booklet that helps you understand the product, explains its features, and tells you how to avoid hurting yourself when you use it. Well, what about men? As women, we "use" men more than our other "appliances," yet we're expected to figure out how they work all by ourselves.

• To really understand the nature of a woman, you have to understand the nature of her relationship with time. learning how a woman experiences time, thinks about time, and makes decisions about time will teach you the secrets of her mind and heart.

• The propensity to create something out of nothing is a woman's blessing, but it can also be our curse.

• When you realize we look or sound upset and you have no idea why, ASK US WHAT'S WRONG.

Barbara De Angelis Quotes About Men

• Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate.

• Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are.

• A man's brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women's brain does.

• Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate.

Barbara De Angelis Anger Quote

• The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.

Barbara De Angelis Quotes About Her Own Life

• When I write, I feel my readers with me, in every moment. I feel your pain, your fears, your disappointments. I feel your dreams, your determination, your hunger for the truth.

• I've made every mistake I wrote about.

• If I had married my high school sweetheart and been living happily ever after, I don't think I'd have so much compassion and understanding.

Barbara De Angelis Books Include:

How to Make Love All the Time: Secrets for Making Love Work (1987)
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Are You the One for Me? Knowing Who's Right and Avoiding Who's Wrong (1992)
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How Did I Get Here?: Finding Your Way to Renewed Hope and Happiness When Life and Love Take Unexpected Turns (2005)
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Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection © Jone Johnson Lewis 1997-2009. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.

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