"Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand."
"Keep a diary and someday it'll keep you." Mae West
"What you are is a complicated girl with simple needs. You need your books and time to read and you need a few friends and you need someone---not to take care of you but to care for you. If you have all those things, you'll always be all right." Brian Morton
Lastly, for my favorite feminist:
"Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry." Gloria Steinem