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  • #1
    Richelle Mead
    “My God, Sage. Your eyes. How have I never noticed them?"

    That uncomfortable feeling was spreading over me again. "What about them?"

    "The color," he breathed. "When you stand in the light. They're amazing... like molten gold. I could paint those..." He reached toward me but then pulled back. "They're beautiful. You're beautiful.”
    Richelle Mead, Bloodlines

  • #2
    Oscar Wilde
    “So with curious eyes and sick surmise
    We watched him day by day,
    And wondered if each one of us
    Would end the self-same way,
    For none can tell to what red Hell
    His sightless soul may stray.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #3
    Pablo Neruda
    “I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
    Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
    Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
    I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

    I hunger for your sleek laugh,
    your hands the color of a savage harvest,
    hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
    I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

    I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
    the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
    I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

    and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
    hunting for you, for your hot heart,
    Like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #4
    Jarod Kintz
    “I saw this beautiful girl the other day. She had an ass behind her that seemed to go on for days. In fact, I’m still going on about her.”
    Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

  • #5
    Jess C. Scott
    “I felt like an animal, and animals don’t know sin, do they?”
    Jess C. Scott, Wicked Lovely

  • #6
    Amy Plum
    “He ran his finger along my jawline and down my neck. "The wait will be fun, but it's not going to be easy.”
    Amy Plum, Die for Me

  • #7
    “One day you fall for this boy. And he touches you with his fingers. And he burns holes in your skin with his mouth. And it hurts when you look at him. And it hurts when you don’t. And it feels like someone’s cut you open with a jagged piece of glass.”
    Maureen Medved, The Tracey Fragments

  • #8
    Angela Carter
    “When I saw him look at me with lust, I dropped my eyes but, in glancing away from him, I caught sight of myself in the mirror. And I saw myself, suddenly, as he saw me, my pale face, the way the muscles in my neck stuck out like thin wire. I saw how much that cruel necklace became me. And, for the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away.”
    Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

  • #9
    Lisa Shearin
    “Michael was still an enigma, wrapped in a riddle, coated in yum. Only now the enigma was a little less mysterious; I was a few clues closer to solving the riddle - but damn, that man would always be coated in yum.”
    Lisa Shearin, The Trouble with Demons

  • #10
    Kerrelyn Sparks
    “Ignore him," Heather begged. "I do. Constantly." Jean-Luc studied the coach, then turned to Heather with a wary look. "Every man in this town wants you." She laughed. "Yea, right. The old guys from the nursing home go into cardiac arrest whenever I walk by." His gaze drifted over her. "I can believe that.”
    Kerrelyn Sparks, The Undead Next Door

  • #11
    Shawn Kirsten Maravel
    “His eyes darted over the surface of my face. Like a moth to a blaze he was hesitant, seeming to crave my warmth but not its inevitable burn. He explored me from a distance with his unspoken desire, with the fear that touching me would set him to flame. I wanted nothing more in that moment than to prove very much the opposite.”
    Shawn Kirsten Maravel, Volition

  • #12
    Pablo Neruda
    “Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon,
    dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light,
    what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars?
    What primal night does Man touch with his senses?
    Ay, Love is a journey through waters and stars,
    through suffocating air, sharp tempests of grain:
    Love is a war of lightning,
    and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness.
    Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity,
    your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages,
    and a genital fire, transformed by delight,
    slips through the narrow channels of blood
    to precipitate a nocturnal carnation,
    to be, and be nothing but light in the dark.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #13
    Pablo Neruda
    Scale by scale,
    We strip off
    The delicacy
    And eat
    The peaceful mush
    Of its green heart.”
    Pablo Neruda, Odes to Common Things

  • #14
    Pablo Neruda
    “Death arrives among all that sound
    like a shoe with no foot in it,
    like a suit with no man in it,
    comes and knocks,
    using a ring with no stone in it,
    with no finger in it,
    comes and shouts with no mouth,
    with no tongue,with no throat.
    Nevertheless its steps can be heard and its clothing makes a hushed sound, like a tree.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #15
    Pablo Neruda
    “Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #16
    Pablo Neruda
    “sometimes i get up at dawn, and even my soul is wet.”
    Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

  • #17
    Pablo Neruda
    “My duty moves along with my song:
    I am I am not: that is my destiny.
    I exist not if I do not attend to the pain
    of those who suffer: they are my pains.
    For I cannot be without existing for all,
    for all who are silent and oppressed,
    I come from the people and I sing for them:
    my poetry is song and punnishment.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #18
    Pablo Neruda
    “A book,
    a book full
    of human touches,
    of shirts,
    a book
    without loneliness, with men
    and tools,
    a book
    is victory.”
    Pablo Neruda, Odes to Common Things

  • #19
    Pablo Neruda
    “Body of a woman, white hills, white thighs,
    you look like a world, lying in surrender.
    My rough peasant's body digs in you
    and makes the son leap from the depth of the earth.

    I was lone like a tunnel. The birds fled from me,
    and nigh swamped me with its crushing invasion.
    To survive myself I forged you like a weapon,
    like an arrow in my bow, a stone in my sling.

    But the hour of vengeance falls, and I love you.
    Body of skin, of moss, of eager and firm milk.
    Oh the goblets of the breast! Oh the eyes of absence!
    Oh the roses of the pubis! Oh your voice, slow and sad!

    Body of my woman, I will persist in your grace.
    My thirst, my boundless desire, my shifting road!
    Dark river-beds where the eternal thirst flows
    and weariness follows, and the infinite ache.”
    Pablo Neruda, Selected Poems

  • #20
    Pablo Neruda
    “Am I allowed to ask my book
    whether it's true I wrote it?”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #21
    Pablo Neruda
    “How you must have suffered getting accustomed to me,
    my savage, solitary soul, my name that sends them all running.
    So many times we have seen the morning star burn, kissing our eyes,
    and over our heads the grey light unwinds in turning fans.”
    Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

  • #22
    Pablo Neruda
    “What will they say about my poetry
    who never touched my blood?

    Que diran de mi poesia
    los que no tocaron mi sangre?”
    Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions

  • #23
    Pablo Neruda
    “I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to glimpse you in every window.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #24
    Pablo Neruda
    “Tengo hambre de tu boca, de tu voz, de tu pelo
    y por las calles voy sin nutrirme, callado,
    no me sostiene el pan, el alba me desquicia,
    busco el sonido líquido de tus pies en el día.

    Estoy hambriento de tu risa resbalada,
    de tus manos color de furioso granero,
    tengo hambre de la pálida piedra de tus uñas,
    quiero comer tu piel como una intacta almendra.

    Quiero comer el rayo quemado en tu hermosura,
    la nariz soberana del arrogante rostro,
    quiero comer la sombra fugaz de tus pestañas

    y hambriento vengo y voy olfateando el crepúsculo
    buscándote, buscando tu corazón caliente
    como un puma en la soledad de Quitratúe”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #25
    Pablo Neruda
    “Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig
    and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips:
    maybe it was the voice of the rain crying,
    a cracked bell, or a torn heart.
    Something from far off: it seemed
    deep and secret to me, hidden by the earth,
    a shout muffled by huge autumns,
    by the moist half-open darkness of the leaves.

    Wakening from the dreaming forest there, the hazel-sprig
    sang under my tongue, its drifting fragrance
    climbed up through my conscious mind

    as if suddenly the roots I had left behind
    cried out to me, the land I had lost with my childhood—-
    and I stopped, wounded by the wandering scent.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #26
    Thomas Middleton
    “Let me feel how thy pulses beat.”
    Thomas Middleton, The Changeling

  • #27
    Richelle Mead
    “Eugenie, you’re a woman without equal, and no matter how much you annoy the hell out of me and no matter how much I try to get you out of my head—and believe me, both occur regularly—I can’t stay away from you. Even if you were barren, I’d take you as my consort in an instant and spend the rest of my life with you — childless, so long as it meant you’d be by my side. I would gladly bring you to my bed with no other thoughts than taking joy from your body. It would be enough.”

    - Dorian”
    Richelle Mead, Thorn Queen

  • #28
    Benjamin Franklin Wade
    “Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
    Benjamin Franklin Wade

  • #29
    Albert Einstein
    “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
    Albert Einstein

  • #30
    Blaise Pascal
    “I made this [letter] very long, because I did not have the leisure to make it shorter.”
    Blaise Pascal

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