I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current. So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her... read more
“"I am the trunk of a cactus. I suppose," she told him."I take in a dose of culture and time with friends, then I retreat and go live on it for a while until I get thirsty again, It's not good to live so much inside oneself. It's a self-imposed exile, really. It makes you different."”
People who live only for their children make bad company for them.”Highlighted by 324 Kindle customers
“Tell her happiness is just practice,” he said. “If only she acted happy, she would be happy.”Highlighted by 306 Kindle customers
I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.Highlighted by 275 Kindle customers
Why is the heart that is broken considered so much more valuable than the one or the two who must cause the pain lest they themselves perish?Highlighted by 252 Kindle customers
“Forgive my bluntness, but leaving a boring man for a stimulating one is only interesting for a while. In time, you are back where you started—still wanting. Better to find your own backbone, the strong thing in you.Highlighted by 248 Kindle customers
“I want to talk to you today about the noblest type of love—the kind that joins the spiritual with the erotic. When both lovers yearn to become entirely one being, to free each other and to develop each other to the greatest perfection, this is the highest form of love possible between a man and a woman of the same moral and intellectual level.Highlighted by 224 Kindle customers
“Take my love for granted,” he said, “and I shall do the same for you.”Highlighted by 219 Kindle customers
It is not sufficient to be a mother: an oyster can be a mother. Charlotte Perkins GilmanHighlighted by 212 Kindle customers
“Love is moral even without legal marriage.” Ellen Key’s voice rose and broke through the sound of rustling skirts. “But marriage is immoral without love.”Highlighted by 147 Kindle customers
painted in red, were the words MEMENTO VIVERE. Remember to live.Highlighted by 118 Kindle customers
Definite adult themes, adultery, murder. But for an especially mature teenager who is interested in historical fiction, this could be a good read. It would be a good read for a young woman. There is a lot about the pligh of women in the early 20th century.
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