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“Do not join Encounter groups. If you enjoy being made to feel inadequate, call your mother.”
“Collect treasures that have meaning only to you. Put them in a special place, and explain them to no one, except when you're giving interviews to Time magazine.”
“Cultivate night-blooming jasmine near your bedroom window, and dream of men you've always longed for.”
“Do not determine to change your life eventually. If you have decided to change your life, it is already changing.”
“Aloneness, like life, becomes more interesting when you realize it's a present.”
“Think of your husband as a lover from a previous life, and wonder what you did to deserve him.”
“If Ms. magazine got mad enough, it could be Indira Gandhi!”
“It is a jesting universe where the longing for first romance couples with acne.”
Gwen Davis, U.S. writer, playwright, screenwriter, songwriter, journalist, poet