„You see, I take the parts that I remember and stitch them back together to make a creature that will do what I say or love me back.“

Source: Crush

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American poet 1967

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„I take you for what you are, and all that you are, and mix you with all of me, and I don't hold back nothing.“

—  Richard McKenna, book The Sand Pebbles

Source: The Sand Pebbles (1962), Ch. 19; marriage ceremony of Maily and Frenchy
Context: He had a light in his gaunt face and his voice and manner were strangely solemn. The were all a bit afraid of him. … "We're mixing our lives together, Maily, and we'll never be able to unmix them again, and we'll never want to." His voice was strong but tender, and he was smiling down at here. "I take you for what you are, and all that you are, and mix you with all of me, and I don't hold back nothing. Nothing! When you're cold, and hungry, and afraid, so am I. When you're happy, so am I. I'm going to stay with you all that I can, take the very best care of you that I can, and love you every minute until I die." He took a deep, slow breath. "Now you say it"
"I will always love you and honor you and serve you, Frenchy, and stay as near to you as I can, and do everything for you, and live for you, and I won't have any life except our life together…" Tears welled out of her eyes but she smiled steadily up without blinking. "I will just love you, Frenchy, all of me there is just loving you forever."

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„Sometimes I imagined stitching all of our little touches together. How many hundreds of thousands of fingers brushing against each other does it take to make love? Why does anyone ever make love?“

—  Jonathan Safran Foer, book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005)
Context: I put my hand on him. Touching him has always been important to me, it was something I lived for. I never could explain why. Little, nothing touches, my fingers against his shoulder, the outsides of our thighs touching as we squeeled together on the bus. I couldnt explain it, but I needed it. Sometimes I imagined stiching all of our little touches together. How many hundreds of thousands of fingers brushing against each other does it take to make love?

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„Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me me.“

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg German scientist, satirist 1742 - 1799

B 37 "Speech of a suicide composed shortly before the act."
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„If you have reasons for not coming back, I don’t want to know them. I just want you to come back anyway. Ignorance, see?“

—  Jodi Lynn Anderson American children's writer

Variant: If you have reasons for not coming back, I don't want to know them. I just want you to come back anyway
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