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Gabriel García Márquez

He passed his fingertips over her skin almost without touching her, and experienced for the first time the miracle of feeling himself in another body. —  Gabriel García Márquez, Of Love and Other Demons. (Random House Value Publishing May 11, 1999) Originally published 1994.

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H. Rider Haggard

And now let us love and take that which is given us, and be happy; for in the grave there is no love and no warmth, nor any touching of the lips. Nothing perchance, or perchance but bitter memories of what might have been. ― H. Rider Haggard, She. (Oxford University Press October 22, 1998)… Continue reading H. Rider Haggard

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E.M. Forster

It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal. — E.M. Forster, A Room with a View. (Edward Arnold 1908)

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