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Being alone and liking it is, for a woman, an act of treachery, an infidelity far more threatening than adultery.
The thought that we are enduring the unendurable is one of the things that keep us going.
But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat.
Hospitals, like airports and supermarkets, only pretend to be open nights and weekends.
There are two cinemas: the films we have actually seen and the memories we have of them.
The propaganda arm of the American Dream machine, Hollywood.
The big lie perpetrated on Western society is the idea of women's inferiority, a lie so deeply ingrained in our social behavior that merely to recognize it is to risk unraveling the entire fabric of civilization.
As so often happens in marriage, roles that had begun almost playfully, to give line and shape to our lives, had hardened like suits of armor and taken us prisoner.
American eroticism has always been of a different provenance and complexion than the European variety, an enjoyment both furtive and bland that is closer to a blushing cartoon than a sensual celebration.
Madness is always fascinating, for it reveals the ungluing we all secretly fear: the mind taking off from the body, the possibility that the magnet that attaches us to a context in the world can lose its grip.
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I hate myself because I am not beautiful. I hate myself because I am fat.
September 29, 1939
Molly Haskell is an American feminist film critic and author. She contributed to The Village Voice, first as a theatre critic, then as a movie reviewer; and from there moved on to New York Magazine and Vogue.
From Reverence to Rape (1974)
Love and Other Infectious Diseases: A Memoir (1990)
Holding my own in no man's land (1997)
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