Pregnancy humbles husbands. After an initial rush of male pride they quickly recognise the minor role that nature had assigned them in the drama of reproduction.
More Quotes from Jeffrey Eugenides:I live my own life and nurse my own wounds. It's not the best way to live. But it's the way I am.
Now I've given up any hope of lasting fame or literary perfection. I don't care if I write a great book anymore, but just one which, whatever its flaws, will leave a record of my impossible life.
He hadn't suffered the eternity of the ring about to be picked up, didn't know the heart rush of hearing that incomparable voice suddenly linked with his own, the sense it gave of being too close to even see her, of being actually inside her ear.
He was filled with embarrassment: embarrassment for the human race, its preoccupation with money, it love of swindle.
Can you see me? All of me? Probably not. No one ever really has.
The time has to be right and the heart willing.
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