--Rainer Maria Rilke
She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.
--Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides
These people who can see right through you never quite do you justice, because they never give you credit for the effort you're making to be better than you actually are, which is difficult and well meant and deserving of some little notice.
--Marilynne Robinson, Gilead