Quote by Sarah Zettel
Becoming a mother cannot help but change things. An author's life is reflected in their writing, whether they want it to be or not, and parenthood is one of the biggest life changes there is.
This quote highlights the profound impact of motherhood on an author's life and writing. It suggests that even if an author intends to separate their personal life from their work, the transformative nature of becoming a mother inevitably influences their writing. Parenthood represents a significant life transformation, shaping one's perspective, priorities, and experiences. Thus, the quote implies that the essence of a writer's maternity is inevitably woven into their literary creations, regardless of their intentions.
To possess your soul in patience, with all the skin and some of the flesh burnt off your face and hands, is a job for a boy compared with the pains of a man who has lived pretty long in the exhilarating world that drugs or strong waters seem to create and is trying to live now in the first bald desolation created by knocking them off.