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Isaac Marion

I crush her against me. I want to be part of her. Not just inside her but all around her. I want our rib cages to crack open and our hearts to migrate and merge. I want our cells to braid together like living thread. — Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies. (Atria/Emily Bestler Books; Media Tie-In… Continue reading Isaac Marion

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Richard Jones

I have been studying the difference between solitude and loneliness, telling the story of my life to the clean warm towels taken warm from the dryer. I carry them through the house as though they were my children asleep in my arms. —Richard Jones, “White Towels,” At Last We Enter Paradise. (Copper Canyon Press July… Continue reading Richard Jones

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Kahlil Gibran

I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. ― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman. (Waking Lion Press August 17, 2006) Originally published 1918.

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Marguerite Yourcena

And finally, love is magic, as is hatred, too, imprinting as they do upon the brain the image of a being whom we allow to haunt us.  — Marguerite Yourcenar, L’Œuvre au noir/The Abyss. (Assimil Gmbh; Presumed to be 1st as edition is unstated edition June 25, 1976) Originally published 1968.

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