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"I understood that I was inventing myself, and that I was doing this more in the way of a painter than in the way of a scientist. I could not count on precision or calculation; I could only count on intuition."
"On Sundays try not to walk like the slut you are so bent on becoming. This is how you smile at someone you don't like at all. Be sure to wash every day, even if it is with your own spit. This is how to behave in the presence of men you don't know very well so people won't recognize immediately the slut I have warned you against becoming. This is how you iron your father's khaki shirt so that it doesn't have a crease."
"I did not care about being a virgin and had long been looking forward to the day when I could rid myself of that status, but when I saw how much it mattered to him to be the first boy I had been with, I could not five him such a hold over me."
"That was the moment he got the idea he possessed me in a certain way, and that was the moment I grew tired of him.""By then I already knew that I wanted to have a powerful odor and would not care if it gave offense.""Lucy, a girl's name for Lucifer. That my mother would have found me devil-like did not surprise me, for I often thought of her as god-like, and are not the children of gods devils? I did not grow to like the name Lucy-I would have much preferred to be called Lucifer outright-but whenever I saw my name I always reached out to give it a strong embrace.""Among the beliefs I held about the world was that being beautiful should not matter to a woman, because it was one of those things that would go away"