I don’t think any day is worth living without thinking about what you’re going to eat next at all times.
The desire to get married is a basic and primal instinct in women. It’s followed by another basic and primal instinct: the desire to be single again.
Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.
Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.
I have no desire to be dominated. Honestly I don’t. And yet I find myself becoming angry when I’m not.
So many of the conscious and unconscious ways men and women treat each other have to do with romantic and sexual fantasies that are deeply ingrained not just in society but in literature.The women’s movement may manage to clean up the mess in society, but I don’t know if it can clean up the mess in our minds.
Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.
When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you. But when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it’s your laugh.
There is something called the rapture of the deep, and it refers to what happens when a deep-sea diver spends too much time at the bottom of the ocean and can’t tell which way is up. When he surfaces, he’s liable to have a condition called the bends, where the body can’t adapt to the oxygen levels in the atmosphere. All of this happens to me when I surface from a great book.
Maintenance is what you have to do just so you can walk out the door knowing that if you go to the market and bump into a guy who once rejected you, you won’t have to hide behind a stack of canned food. I don’t mean to be too literal about this.
In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.
…the amount of maintenance involving hair is genuinely overwhelming. Sometimes I think that not having to worry about your hair anymore is the secret upside of death.