What are your favourite passages about love from fiction novels written by women?

I am gathering opinions to choose four passages which will feature in an upcoming magazine. Preferably looking for those that are about a paragraph long.


  • To Begin With, The Sweet Grass - Mary Oliver

    …eventually tides will be the only calendar you believe in…
    And someone’s face, whom you love, will be as a star
    Both intimate and ultimate,
    And you will be heart-shaken and respectful.
    And you will hear the air itself, like a beloved, whisper
    Oh let me, for a while longer, enter the two
    Beautiful bodies of your lungs
    Look, and look again.
    This world is not just a little thrill for your eyes.
    It’s more than bones.
    It’s more than the delicate wrist with its personal pulse.
    It’s more than the beating of a single heart.
    It’s praising.
    It’s giving until the giving feels like receiving.
    You have a life- just imagine that!
    You have this day, and maybe another, and maybe
    Still another…
    And I have become the child of the clouds, and of hope.
    I have become the friend of the enemy, whoever that is.
    I have become older and, cherishing what I have learned,
    I have become younger.
    And what do I risk to tell you this, which is all I know?
    Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world.
  • Hello Millen! I'm Armin from Malaysia and I want to share something that I wrote about love. I can't type it here because it's too much but I will send you a link to my tweet that has the passages. I hope it helps : https://twitter.com/arminiliyas_/status/1128010411503022087?s=21

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