"…So Lillian began to think: “I did not arouse his love. I was not beautiful enough.” And she began to make a long list of self-accusations. Then the harm was done. She had been the aggressor, so she was the more seriously wounded. Self-doubt asserted itself. The seed of doubt was implanted in [her] to work its havoc with time."
- Anaïs Nin, Ladders to Fire (via thefrancophilediaries)