"I tell her how isolated I feel and how lonely I am and hungry and tired and she says ‘oh.’"
— James Simon Kunen, The Strawberry Statement (1970)
"There is no shelter in you anywhere."
— Edna St. Vincent Millay
"I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of."
— Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell
"There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me."
— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
"Even if you come home late and I’m already asleep, just whisper in my ear one little thought you had today. Because I love the way you look at the world. And I’m so happy I get to be next to you and look at the world through your eyes."
— Theodore Twombly, Her (2013)