“I think I fell in love with her...But it was like I knew her. Like she was my oldest, dearest friend. The kind of person you can tell anything to, no matter how bad, and they'll still love you, because they know you. I wanted to go with her. I wanted her to notice me. And then she stopped walking. Under the moon, she stopped...She probably didn't even know I was there. But I'll always love her. All my life” ― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 8: Worlds' End
Hypatia (b. ca. AD 350–370, d. March 415) ( /haɪˈpeɪʃə/, heye-PAY-shə; Greek: Ὑπατία, Hypatía) was a Greek scholar from Alexandria, Egypt, who is considered the first notable woman mathematician; she also taught philosophy and astronomy. As a Neoplatonist philosopher, she belonged to the mathematic tradition of the Academy of Athens, as represented by Eudoxus of Cnidus; she was of the intellectual school of the 3rd century thinker Plotinus, which encouraged logic and math...
“The most outlandish people can be the stimulus for love … A most mediocre person can be the object of a love which is wild, extravagant, and beautiful as the poison lilies of the swamp. A good man may be the stimulus for a love both violent and debased, or a jabbering madman may bring about in the soul of someone a tender and simple idyll." - Carson McCullers
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (Oct 30, 1885 Idaho - Nov 1, 1972, Venice) American expatriate poet & critic of early modernist movement. Wikipedia http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2007/04/the-complete-ezra-pound-recordings/ http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2007/04/the-complete-ezra-pound-recordings/