In my literary teens this quote from James Joyce's Ulysses would run through my head at various times, usually when thinking of my first love. Even now it still makes my heart beat faster. This year it will be 90 years since Ulysses was published and I believe it has not lost it's power!
…I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.
I love quotes. Used to surround myself with them in my teens. Over the next few days I will pass on my favourite ones but none mean more to me than this one.