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The great omission in American life is solitude. . . that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incinerator of the spirit.
All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
But the silly male fool is often unaware of how much a look,a touch, a word can hold for a woman.Nor does he seem to have any idea at all of the degree to which their absence can make her cross,resentful ,tiresome." This is from her essay "The Power Men have over Women
If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
It is not enough to show people how to live better there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
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