Source: City of Fallen Angels
„I want to talk to her. I want to have lunch with her. I want her to give me a book she just read and loved. She is my phantom limb, and I just can’t believe I’m here without her.”- on losing her best friend“
— Nora Ephron Film director, author screenwriter 1941 - 2012
Source: I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
„I do feel this: that it is better to be rash than timid, for Fortune is a woman, and the man who wants to hold her down must beat and bully her.“
Source: The Prince (1513), Ch. 25 (as translated by RM Adams)
Context: I conclude, then, that so long as Fortune varies and men stand still, they will prosper while they suit the times, and fail when they do not. But I do feel this: that it is better to be rash than timid, for Fortune is a woman, and the man who wants to hold her down must beat and bully her. We see that she yields more often to men of this stripe than to those who come coldly toward her.
„There are times when I just want to walk through a room, grab that girl, slap her hard and make her cry. Push her down and fuck her mind over twice as hard as her body. Sometimes, I want to be that girl.“
— Laura Antoniou American novelist 1963
Source: "Unsafe at Any Speed or: Safe, Sane and Consensual, My Fanny", p. 14
„I want to kiss her without counting the seconds. I want to hold her so long that I get to know her skin. I want, I want, I want.“
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Source: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
„Ah read her diary on her sheets,
Scrutinizin' every lil' piece of dirt,
Tore out a page'n'stufft it inside my shirt.
Fled outa the window,
And shinning it down the vine,
Outa her night-mare, and back into mine.“
— Nick Cave Australian musician 1957
Song lyrics, From Her to Eternity (1984), From Her to Eternity
— Louise Rennison British writer 1951 - 2016
Source: Away Laughing on a Fast Camel
— Dave Pelzer American author 1960
Source: A Child Called "It"
„He caught her by the wrist, brought her hand to his bare chest. Splayed her fingers over his heart. It beat against her palm, like a fist punching its way through his sternum. 'Break my heart,' he said. 'Break it in pieces. I give you permission.“
Source: Lord of Shadows
„The chessboard was reflected in her eyes.
Eager to beat her, first I looked on her eyes.
I made a Spanish move, an ancient one,
and broken was the red rank of pawns in her light eyes.
Then I lowered my eyes from that chessboard
and Love said, "Oh not her; conquer the king if you can."“
"A Chess Game" St. 1, Collected Poems, Random House, 1973, ISBN 0394483588.
„You're looking at that chick like you want to roll her up in a taco and put your hot sauce all over her.“
— Jessica Bird U.S. novelist 1969
Source: Lover Avenged
„Afterward she lies nestled against me, her hair tickling my face. I stroke her lightly, memorizing her body. I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.“
Source: Water for Elephants