I grew up with that completely fictive idea of motherhood, where the mother never strayed from the kitchen. All the women in my books are very afraid that if they do anything with their minds they won't be complete women. I don't think my daughters' generation has that feeling.
A. S. Byatt
You treat people with greatness and greatness will come back to you.
I think the world is run by 'C' students.
I'm not a fan of being inauthentic.
Only the other world has substance and reality; only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
I don't believe in the so-called Olympic spirit. I speak from personal experience. When China hosted the Games, it failed to include the people. The event was constructed without regard for their joy.