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“The men in this family seemed like garden flowers, sweet and colorful and quick to fade ... The women, by contrast, were like weeds — there were so many of them, and they lasted on and on with a minimal flowering, able to subsist on altogether less in the way of space, nourishment and hope.”
“There are those people who love their mothers, just so; and there are those who, out of whatever accident of temperament have to be in love with them.”
Judith Grossman, U.S. writer