“Unfeeling thing that I was, the sensibilities of the maternal heart were Greek and Hebrew to me.”
— Charlotte Brontë, Villette
“Why you can’t trust women. Even young girls. Can’t know what the fuck they are thinking, can’t know what they are feeling, can’t know how they will surprise you except to know it won’t be a surprise you will like.”
— Joyce Carol Oates, Little Bird of Heaven
“Who has more power than a child? She can be as cruel as she wants to be. He can’t.”
— Michael Cunningham, By Nightfall
sally is the shit.