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10 Quotes for the Girl Who Tried But Couldn't Make Things Work

Inspiring words from Once Upon a Time.
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Hey, Candy Girl. Did you have your heart broken recently? Were you gently but definitively turned down? Realized you've been in the friend zone all along? Simply fell out of love? Whatever it is that ails your soul, these inspiring quotes from TV show Once Upon a Time might just help you put the pieces back together.

Stage 1: When you're drowning in feels

"If true love was easy to find, we'd all have it." —Emma Swan

"You want to change things? You're going to have to go out there and change them yourself. Because there are no fairy godmothers in this world." —Emma Swan

"If (your heart) can be broken, it means it still works." —Hook

Stage 2: When you feel a flicker of hope

"Believing even in the possibility of a happy ending is a powerful thing." —Snow White

"Maybe things work out when they're supposed to. Maybe it’s all about timing." —Robin Hood

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"You're not doomed to suffer. There's a bright future for you around every turn even if you miss one." —Robin Hood

"You deserve a happy ending, and happy endings always start with hope." —Snow White

Stage 3: When you're finally ready for what's next 

"Whatever he and I had, it's over. I just need to let it go... But the next time a happy ending knocks on my door, I'm going to be ready." —Regina (The Evil Queen)

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Have you been watching Once Upon A Time, too? What are your favorite quotes from the show?

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Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
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