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    In life, then, no new thing has ever arisen, or can arise, save out of the impulse of the male upon the female, the female upon the male. The interaction of the male and female spirit begot the wheel, the plough, and the first utterance that was made on the face of the earth.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    What is desire?—
    The impulse to make someone else complete?
    That woman would set sodden straw on fire.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    The impulse to perfection cannot exist where the definition of perfection is the arbitrary decision of authority. That which is born in loneliness and from the heart cannot be defended against the judgment of a committee of sycophants. The volatile essences which make literature cannot survive the clich├ęs of a long series of story conferences.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)