The Bell Jar
I also remembered Buddy Willard saying in a sinister, knowing way that after I had children I would feel differently, I wouldn't want to write poems any more. (7.79)
A feeling of tenderness filled my heart. My heroine would be myself, only in disguise. (10.99)
I needed experience.
How could I write about a life when I'd never had a love affair or a baby or even seen anybody die? (10.109-110)