— Philip Pullman, buch The Subtle Knife
Quelle: The Subtle Knife
— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
Quelle: The Beautiful And Damned
— Paullina Simons, buch The Bronze Horseman
Quelle: The Bronze Horseman
„Like a good and happy man increasing his virtue, he kissed her. She did not move away from him. She remained in the embrace of his right arm, her face nuzzling his shoulder, her eyes closed. He tipped her chin to look and measure opportunity. She could not open her eyes. Honorably he searched, but on her face he met no quarrel.“
— Grace Paley American writer and activist 1922 - 2007
"The Pale Pink Roast" (1959)
— Jeffrey Eugenides, buch The Virgin Suicides
Quelle: The Virgin Suicides
„She wanted him to see all of her and also none of her. She wanted him to be dazzled by the bits and blinded by the whole. She wanted him to see her whole and not in pieces. She had hopes that were hard to satisfy.“
— Ann Brashares, buch The Last Summer
Quelle: The Last Summer
— Shaw Neilson Early twentieth century Australian poet 1872 - 1942
Ballad and Lyrical Poems (1923), "The Orange Tree"
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, buch Tender Is the Night
Quelle: Tender Is the Night
„Is anything more certain than that in all those vast times and spaces, if I were allowed to search them, I should nowhere find her face, her voice, her touch? She died. She is dead. Is the word so difficult to learn?“
— Clive Staples Lewis, buch A Grief Observed
Quelle: A Grief Observed (1961), Ch. 1
— Joseph Conrad, buch The Return
Tales of Unrest http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1202/1202-h/1202-h.htm. The Return (1902)
— Lawrence Durrell, The Alexandria Quartet
Quelle: The Alexandria Quartet (1957–1960), Mountolive (1958), II
„I bound her to me in all soft ways,
I bound her to me in a net of days,
Yet now she has gone in silence and said no word.
How can we face these dazzling things, I ask you?
There is no use: we cry: and are not heard.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)
— C. L. Moore American author 1911 - 1987
Black God's Kiss (1934); p. 23
Short fiction, Jirel of Joiry (1969)
„I am Beloved and she is mine. I see her take flowers away from leaves she puts them in a round basket the leaves are not for her she fills the basket she opens the grass I would help her but the clouds are in the way how can I say things that are pictures I am not separate from her there is no place where I stop her face is my own and I want to be there in the place where her face is and to be looking at it too a hot thing.“
— Toni Morrison, buch Beloved
Quelle: Beloved (1987), Ch. 22
— Alessandro Piccolomini Italian writer and philosopher 1508 - 1579
L’oro è quello che abbaglia gli occhi delle donne.
Act II. — (Vergilio).
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 337.
L’Amor Costante (1536)