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“... there is only one image in this culture of the 'good mother.' ... She is quietly strong, selflessly giving, undemanding, unambitious; she is receptive and intelligent in only a moderate, concrete way; she is of even temperament, almost always in control of her emotions. She loves her children completely and unambivalently. Most of us are not like her.”
“The only thing which seems to me to be eternal and natural in motherhood is ambivalence ...”
“My mother had died when I was seven. For many years I lived primarily to search for her. I would pretend to find her in every new woman I met. I imagined her to be hiding behind walls, on the other side of mirrors, within my favorite photographs of her.”
“Satisfaction is the enemy of creativity ...”
Jane Lazarre, U.S. writer