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You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place—like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.
- Azar Nafisi
I like revisiting, at certain times, spots where I was once happy; I like to shape the present in the image of the irretrievable past.
- "White Nights"—Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Love is not sufficient. It never has been. Stories that claim otherwise are lies. There’s always something after happily ever after.
- "The Song Is You"—Arthur Phillips
When I don’t touch you it’s a mistake in any life, in each place and forever.
- "Other Lives and Dimensions and Finally a Love Poem"—Bob Hicok
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
All is not as it seems.
I am not as I seem.
Your soft limbs hide the outline of wings.
At the verge of thirteen, your toes grip the edge.
Beneath your feet, a wind you dare not predict.
- "All Is Not How It Seems"—Andy Jackson
If someday the moon calls you by your name don’t be surprised, because every night I tell her about you.
- Shahrazad al-Khalij