“Do you know, Antonia, since I’ve been away, I think of you more often than of anyone else in this part of the world. I’d have liked to have you for a sweetheart, or a wife, or my mother or my sister - anything that a woman can be to a man. The idea of you is a part of my mind; you influence my likes and dislikes, all my tastes, hundreds of times when I don’t realize it. You really are a part of me.” - Jim Burden, My Antonia
It occurred to me these words, more than any others, are what every woman wants to hear from every man she meets, regardless of attraction level (barring the guy she gets the creeps from).