I think the adjective "post-modernist" really means "mannerist." Books about books is fun but frivolous.
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.
In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.
Her face had the seamed reserve of the old in this country [Japan]. It was a neighborhood poignantly rich in old ladies.
It is, perhaps, better to be valued as an object of passion than never to be valued at all.
Reciprocity of sensation is not possible because to share is to be robbed.
If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
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.
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.
Sad; so sad, those smoky-rose, smoky-mauve evenings of late Autumn, sad enough to pierce the heart.