"If I weep my love for the chambered dead, will those tears restore me?"
Jim Shepard, “My Aeschylus”
"And then a woman again. Sweet and fey, but oh so strong. You could tell that rivers changed course at her word. Forests would part before her. The wind would carry her hair. The sun and moon would stop for her. Mountains would bow to offer her fealty. The ocean would whisper her name."
Someplace to be Flying by Charles de Lint, page 332
"And with each step my heart broke for the person I would never find, the person who’d love me."
Denis Johnson, “Out on Bail”
"You know not, yet, the sort of love that strikes like a lightning bolt; that clutches hold of you by the heart, as irrevocably as death; that becomes the lodestar by which you steer the rest of your life. I would not wish such a love on anyone, man or woman, for it can make your life a paradise, or it can destroy you utterly."
Juliet Marillier, Daughter of the Forest
"Never ignore someone who loves you, cares for you, and misses you. One day, you might wake up and realize, you lost the moon while counting the stars."