I can see his pain, see it in the way he runs his fingers through his hair, over and over, and I understand what it costs him to hide it all.
("A Great and Terrible Beauty")
More Quotes from Libba Bray:We are all unkind from time to time. We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it's like chasing clouds.
And now I understand that truth casts a spell of its own, one I'm not sure of how to hold on to, though I'm desperate to try.
I think there's such an overlap between (Victorian) culture and Southern culture, ... There is repression and darkness and (a hint of) 'What's going on behind that respectable veneer'
There are no safe choices, Miss Temple. Only other choices.
It isn't that we do what we want. It's that we're allowed to want at all.
Women who have power are always feared.
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