Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.
Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.
Hollywood... was the place where the United States perpetrated itself as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production.