I had not particularly liked the way in which he wrote about literature in , and I was always on my guard if not outright hostile when any tincture of 'deconstruction' or 'postmodernism' was applied to my beloved canon of English writing, but when Edward talked about English literature and quoted from it, he passed the test that I always privately apply: Do you truly this subject and could you bear to live for one moment if it was obliterated?
...cineva care stie a iubi cu adevarat poate experimenta voluptatea oricat de neinsemnata ar fi atingerea trupului celuilalt. Ii explicasem atunci ca, pentru mine, posesiunea e mult mai neinteleasa si mai complicata decat se pare. E foarte greu sa ai ceva cu adevarat, sa-l capeti sau sa-l cuceresti. Mai mult ne inchipuim ca posedam decat posedam.
In drawing attention to the physical characteristics of women leaders, they can be dismissed as either too pretty or too ugly. The net effect is to prevent women's identification with the issues. If the public women is stigmatized as too 'pretty,' she's a threat, a rival--or simply not serious; if derided as too 'ugly,' one risks tarring oneself with the same brush by identifying oneself with her agenda.
I was onstage and I was shocked; it hurt so badly. I thought: Why am I doing this? Why do I sing about needing to get better so she'll come back? That's a real problem I have. I don't need to get better - I need to find someone who likes me the way I am, someone who finds Chris desirable.