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“Well I do resent, in my own life and in that of other women, the amount of time we splurge helping and consoling others. Most women seem driven to do this balancing act, however vigorous their careers. Well, I half resent, half accept it. Mind you, I’m not expressing regret here when talking about the energy I’ve lost as a woman; regret is a prissy bourgeois sentiment. I’m kvetching, which is a healthy loud-mouthed tribal activity.”

Paris Review Interview with Francine du Plessix Gray / just how I feel today 

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