By Jemma Desai
"I don’t want to."
“There’s so much I didn’t achieve, but I tried to be independent and to create my own way. Otherwise, I would have become like Wanda, all my life just floating around.”— Barbara Loden
"If you don’t want anything, you won’t have anything. You don’t have anything, you’re nothing, you may as well be dead …Is that what you wanna be? Dead?”
“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”
"She’s just a picture, that’s all."
"I don’t want to lie"
"I will attempt to dream in the course of my life. I will endeavour to be Maria and Anna.”
"If I let you change me, will that do it? If I do what you tell me, will you love me?”
"What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?The world would split open.”
— “Käthe Kollwitz” by Muriel Rukeyser
"My precious and capricious body, The azure of my daring eyes, My alluring bait, that lies in wait, That never will deceive This world that longs to taste The flavour of my charms and smiles.”
"Forgive me. I can no longer live with my nerves."