Read & Re-read
"Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it."
—Arthur Miller, The Crucible
"No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you've already had."
—Gabriel García Márquez,
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
"There is nothing mysterious or natural about authority. It is formed, irradiated, disseminated; it is instrumental, it is persuasive; it has status, it establishes canons of taste and value; it is virtually indistinguishable from certain ideas it dignifies as true, and from traditions, perceptions, and judgments it forms, transmits, reproduces."
—Edward Said, Orientalism
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
Pride and Prejudice