"Sometimes you meet someone, and it's so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you're in love or you're partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don't know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something."

"And if he then says no, agreement over, how could I cope with that level of rejection? Perhaps it's best to back away now with what self-esteem I have reasonably intact. But the thought of  not seeing him again is agonizing. How has he gotten under my skin so quickly? It can't just be sex.. can it?"

"(...) A carne é fraca, mas você tem que ser forte, é o que recomendam todos. Tente, ao menos de vez em quando, ser sexualmente vegetariano e não ceder às tentações. Se conseguir, bravo: terá as rédeas de seu destino na mão. Mas se não der certo, console-se. Criaturas que derretem-se, entregam-se, consomem-se e não sabem negar-se costumam trazer um sorriso enigmático nos lábios. Alguma recompensa há de ter."

Martha Medeiros