• There is lust and then there is love. They are related, but still very different things. To indulge in one requires little but honeyed speech and a change of clothes; to obtain the other, by contrast, a man must give up his rib. In return, his woman will undo the sin of Eve, and bring him back into Paradise

    Anne Fortier
  • Great love, you believe, carries the seeds of great sorrow

    Anne Fortier
  • You are too kind, and I am unused to it. For your own sake, do not stroke my misery. It knows not how to respond, but with a vicious bite

    Anne Fortier
  • or perhaps about acknowledging that life is a delicate balance of great forces, and that good would lose its potency if there was no evil left to fight in the world

    Anne Fortier
  • We are now left to choose between danger and regret, neither of which can restore the lives we have lost

    Anne Fortier
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