Quote of the Day: The Girl You Should Be Dating.

Via on Mar 23, 2012
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“…If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at two a.m. clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

~ From Rosemarie Urquico’s “A Girl You Should Date.”

{p.s. Read the whole thing…it’s fabulous. As a “girl who reads,” it gets my stamp of approval.}

 

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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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21 Responses to “Quote of the Day: The Girl You Should Be Dating.”

  1. karlsaliter says:

    Love it, Kate.

  2. h4x354x0r says:

    Excellent advice. I got mine. Iz Happy! ;-)

  3. Kevin says:

    In the comments of that entry, this essay was revealed: http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/dont-date-a-girl-w

    It might be that “Date a Girl Who Reads” is a response to “Don’t Date a Girl Who Reads”.

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  9. Revo Luzione says:

    Beautiful. Love this. Thank you,

    From a man who loves intelligent, thoughtful women.

  10. Megan says:

    What a delightful post. I believe I shall show it to that wonderful husband of mine who routinely mocks me (with fond affection of course) for "stalking Anne of Green Gables" every summer.

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  12. BrettiePage says:

    Yes! Thanks for posting one of two pieces that are original and AWESOME!

  13. katy says:

    Wonderful piece..

  14. ilonca84 says:

    Love this :)

  15. Aaron says:

    But where do you find them?

  16. dreamcatcher says:

    Inspired by you and Rosemarie Urquico <3 "Date a man who reads, date a man who writes. Better yet, date a man with a large brain and an even grander heart." http://dreamcatcheraction.com/2014/01/21/date-a-m

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