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Guy de Maupassant

The kiss itself is immortal. It travels from lip to lip, century to century, from age to age. Men and women garner these kisses, offer them to others and then die in turn. —  Guy de Maupassant, The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Part One. (Kessinger Publishing, LLC March 1, 2005) Originally published… Continue reading Guy de Maupassant

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David Levithan

sonnet, n. (NOTE ON THE LEAP:  How rough and worn the weight of flight — the soul, when gathered, forms its own twinned claw and wing, each severed arc, the nape — all grown inside the body, left. Alone with loss, life rises: emblazoned air, trembling star of made  faith. The fall that forms in… Continue reading David Levithan

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E.M. Forster

‘I taught him,’ he quavered, ‘to trust in love. I said: ‘when love comes, that is reality.’ I said: ‘Passion does not blind. No. Passion is sanity, and the woman you love, she is the only person you will ever really understand.’ ― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View, (Edward Arnold 1908)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I am a dreamer. I know so little of real life that I just can’t help re-living such moments as these in my dreams, for such moments are something I have very rarely experienced. I am going to dream about you the whole night, the whole week, the whole year. I feel I know you… Continue reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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