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“Everyone's parent is only a fantasy. ... It is the image one has created in the head that one is fighting. Not the real parent at all.”
“Ambition is destruction, only competence matters.”
“I put on several different outfits. The advantage of not knowing who you are is you can attempt to be all things to all men ... or women. My mother saw me always glancing in every mirror, every window; in the gleaming blades of knives. She said, 'Jill is vain.' She did not know I was looking to see who would be there this time.”
“A house is who you are, not who you ought to be.”