“I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding.” -Anais Nin
I think this quote quite completely blew my mind. I discovered this woman through run-of-the-mill quote websites, but I need to get to the library and find out more. Wikipedia gave me a primer, but I’d like to do some research.
Here is another quote that arrested my attention:
“She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not care to be herself.” -Anais Nin
The most important thing is avoiding letting that describe you.