DearJohn Says

Love is love is love.

I have just finished reading Dear John by Nicholas Sparks.

Dear John is a sad love story about a soldier named John Tyree and a girl named Savannah Lynn Curtis. As the story unfolds, you’ll see how John had transformed from a rebellious teen without a sense of direction to a grown man who let himself be directed by his meaning of love.  Oh how that love changed and grew after the last Dear John letter…

I have a few quotes here:

“My dad always said that 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.”

“The saddest people 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.”

“I suddenly understood that even love and caring weren’t always enough. They were the concrete bricks of our relationship, but unstable without the mortar of time together, time without the threat of imminent separation hanging over us.”

“The difference between Asperger’s and autism could be summed up by the following: A person with autism lives in his own world, while a person with Asperger’s lives in our world, in a way of his own choosing. By that standard, most people could be said to have Asperger’s.”

“…To my dad, the pursuit of the coins was far more interesting that the coins themselves, and to him each coin was representative of a story with a happy ending.”

Love meant that you care for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.”


TRIVIA: A “Dear John letter” is a letter written to a husband or boyfriend to inform him their relationship is over, usually because the author has found another lover… The reverse situation, in which someone writes to his wife or girlfriend to break off the relationship, is referred to as a “Dear Jane letter”. Source:

Do you know that the movie Dear John surpassed Avatar in domestic box office weekend ratings? Dear John earned $32.4 million compared to the blockbuster hit Avatar which only earned $ 23.6 M in one week. (Source: Weekend Box Office – It’s Over. AVATAR Falls To DEAR JOHN with $32.4 Million)


PS. Special thanks to Junaid L. who have lend his book to Gamalie O. who passed it to Daye S. who passed it on to me. Wala na sa akin yung book ha, nandun na kay Ate Jem C. ☺:)

8 responses to “DearJohn Says

  1. i check the book reviews about “dear jhon” and some people call it sappy! ok! but i still want to read it anyway because there is “sappiness” in me too. *wink*

    • hi ate kulot (lzx)!

      yeah, you’re right. it’s a bit sappy. and like most of nicholas sparks books, a tear-jerker.

      there’s a bit of “sappiness” in me, too. that’s why we’re friends. haha. 🙂

      ate, why don’t you put the link of your new blog here. para dali lang makit-an. hehehe 😉

  2. no book is perfect, what u can do is to get the best out of it…
    in every book, there are lessons and wisdom,
    u r cool by choosing the positive aspects of the book and share these beautiful quotes with us…

    very insightful post!

    Enlightening Blog! 😉
    Happy Weekend! 😉

    • Hi Jingle!

      Thank you! these are my favorite lines from the book. I enjoyed reading it. My roommates had cried a lot, me included. See, it was really sappy. 🙂

      How are you? How’s your Valentine’s Day? And Kung Hei Fat Choi to you!

      ~w/ ♥

    • Oh, Jingle!
      Thanks for the Happy Award!
      I gladly accept it.

      How are you?
      Smile now please!

      Happy Valentine’s Day!
      Kung Hei Fat Choi!

      w/ ♥ and 🙂

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