„Emily looked at him for a long time. There were so many things she wanted to know—but she wanted not to know them even more. She didn’t want any more answers. He had been the one thing she could trust, the one person she could rely on. She wanted to beg him to be that way again. But it wasn’t him who had changed. It was her. It was her own credulity she really wanted back. And credulity, like virtue, could be lost only once.“
— M. K. Hobson, livro The Native Star
The Native Star (2010), Chapter 17, “The Cockatrice” (p. 237)
„Be a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.“
— Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885
„Back to him she would never go, but in her lonely life still lived the sweet memory of that happy time when she believed in him and he was all in all to her.“
— Louisa May Alcott, A Long Fatal Love Chase
A Long Fatal Love Chase (1866)
„Tell her about it
Tell her everything you feel
Give her every reason to accept
That you're for real.
Tell her about it.
Tell her all your crazy dreams.
Let her know you need her
Let her know how much she means.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, An Innocent Man (1983), Tell Her About It.