Ben, these quotes are fascinating to say the least. The first one is such a contrast to the obvious, which is wonderful because it still encompasses the same meaning. Compatibility is the goal, so whether it’s to find someone that loves or hates all the same things, it still works. The second quote is awesome as well; it expresses the importance of defining yourself through yourself, as opposed to what others feel about you. It reminds me of when I was a child, my mom always told me to “be a leader, and not a follower”, which is still embedded in my brain. I could see both of these quotes used in a piece in the future, there's a lot you can do with them.