On repression

‘Repression is a seamless garment; a society which is authoritarian in its social and sexual codes, which crushes its women beneath the intolerable burdens of honour and propriety, breeds repression of other kinds as well’. – Salman Rushdie, Shame (London: Vintage, 1995), 173.

Parenting Theories

‘Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories’. – John Wilmot