Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism.

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…

The heart has its reasons

of which reason knows nothing.

You kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire.

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