” You have a voice inside your head repeating I want, I want, I want, but you don’t know what you want or how to get it. You hardly know who you are. You go on instinct. And your instinct mostly pushes you toward adventures you won’t grasp until you look back on them. Life can only be understood backward, but it must be live forward, same sage once said.
.. She is wildly ambitious yet her romantic fantasies are forever getting in her way. She wants to break away from her parents, she wants to find herself — and yet she is driven by family forces she cant fully comprehend. She wants to break free of restraints but she keeps getting caught by new versions of the same old traps. She runs away from one man’s tyranny just to fall into the tyranny of another. She wants everything all at once. She has no serenity. She desperately wants to be a writer but she cant sit still…”
– Fear of Flying, Erica Jong-