A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable, old maid! the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.
(Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Emma in Emma, ch. 10 (1816).)
Woe to you, my Princess, when I come ... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.
(Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Letter, June 2, 1884, to his fiancée, Martha Bernays. "The Cocaine Episode," vol. 1, ch. 6, Ernest Jones, Sigmund Freud: Life and Work (1953).
Freud added, "I am just now busy collecting the literature for a song of praise to this magical substance," though his interest in cocaine ended with his repudiation of it and a long-lasting sense of reproach.)