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“They argue, but without rancor, discussing and exchanging ideas. Both are attracted by abstractions. Sometimes she forgets that she has not known Philip all her life or not known him for years.”
—I Married You for Happiness by Lily Tuck
I’m so poor. I’m so poorly utilized. I’m ridiculously single. I’m broke, I’m frustrated and I don’t have any health coverage.
—The Low Life [film]
I don’t hate myself, as a general rule. I’d say the best way to describe it is that I have moments of self-loathing at fairly regular intervals.
Tonight I am ugly. I have lost all faith in my ability to attract males, and in the female animal that is a rather pathetic malady . . . I don’t care about anyone, and the feeling is quite obviously mutual. What is it that makes one attract others?
–Sylvia Plath, Journals
I’m not miserable. I’m just not there yet.
–Ally McBeal [TV show]
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”