"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
"..it suddenly seems monstrous to me, to expose the feelings one has, even those in the past, even the dead ones."
"...for no one has ever loved an adventurous woman as they have loved adventurous men."
"I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding."
author, woman, free-thinker
Sidenote: Dude. She's fucking awesome.
(what are you reading?)