Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air.
It seems that men can get out of a relationship without even a goodbye: but apparently women have to either get married or learn something.
–Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City”
If I slept only with men who knew my full name, if I signed up for dance classes, if I ate more fruit—even then there was no guarantee I’d get what I wanted, or if I got it, that it would be what I really wanted after all.
–From A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That by Lisa Glatt
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.
–Dorothy Parker, Not So Deep as a Well (1937), “Comment”