From her book The company of women.
  1. "I suspect that being fatherless leaves a woman with a taste for the fanatical. Having grown unsheltered, having never seen in the familiar flesh the embodiment of the ancient imagine of authority. A fatherless girl can be satisfied only with the heroic, the desperate, the extreme. A fatherless girl thinks all things possible and nothing safe"
  2. This resonates with me for some reason.