Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.
It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man; all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague.
Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.
I think it’s one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.
Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.
Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.