- I'd have held back if Cecil was different. But he's the sort who can't know anyone intimately, least of all a woman. He doesn't know what a woman is. He wants you for a possession, to look at like a painting or an ivory box. Something to own and to display. He doesn't want you to be real, to think and to live. He doesn't love you.
But I love you. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas, even when I hold you in my arms.
- George Emerson, "A Room with a View" (James Ivory, 1985)