Don't lie. You know you like to view but not to buy. I have found that I am not a space where people want to live, at least not without decorating first. And that is the stubbornness in me: I do not want to be someone's little home.
It is no use trying to assume again the state of innocence and acceptance of the animal or the child. This time it has to be conscious. To circle about in such gladness as his, is the effort of a whole lifetime.
I realised something important: whatever is on the outside can be taken away at any time. Only what is inside you is safe.
There's no such thing as a limited victory. You must protect what you have won. You must take is seriously.
In the heat of her hands I thought, This is the campfire that mocks the sun.
Oxford was not a conspiracy of silence as far as women were concerned; it was a conspiracy of ignorance.
To love someone else enough to forget about yourself even for one moment is to be free.
It is never too late to learn to love. But it is frightening.
By betrayal, I mean promising to be on your side, then being on somebody else's.
In therapy, the therapist acts as a container for what we daren't let out, because it is so scary, or what lets itself out every so often, and lays waste to our lives.
In the heat of her hands I thought, This is the campfire that mocks the sun. This place will warm me, feed me and care for me. I will hold on to this pulse against other rhythms. The world will come and go in the tide of a day but here is her hand with my future in its palm.
Soldiers and women. That's how the world is. Any other role is temporary. Any other role is a gesture.