A. "Love is a verb." Also, "You don't get what you don't ask for."
A. Selfishness, and a lack of compassion for others. But I have grammatical pet peeves, too, lots of them! "Comprised of." Using adverbs improperly. "Like" when "such as" or "as if" is correct. Failing to use the subjunctive tense when it is appropriate -- as in, "Dance like no one is watching." Yikes!
A. Capitola in Eden Southworth's classic novel, "The Hidden Hand." Lily Barth in "House of Mirth." Morgaine in "The Mists of Avalon." Anna Karenina. A'isha in my first two books, "The Jewel of Medina" and "The Sword of Medina." And I have a special place in my heart for each of my four sister-queens!