Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. — Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845 For me, the most striking thing…
of which reason knows nothing.
That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.
— Leo Tolstoy
’Tis woman’s whole existence
— Lord Byron, Extracts from Don Juan: Donna Julia’s Letter
always takes place beyond good and evil.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
and nothing but the thread that binds them is my own.
And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire.
— Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
— Marianne Williamson, Return to Love, 1992