In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.
We have gotten away from this double aspect of either putting the character back into historical events or of making a historical event of his very life.
The doctor said, ‘He can’t last a week.’ And I did. And they said, ‘There’s no way this kid’s going to last a month.’ And I did. And so they said, ‘Two years. He’s not going to make it.’ Two years. ‘Five years. He can’t do that.’ I lived to be five years. ‘He’s never going to hit double digits.’ And here I am, a new teenager.
Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.
The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret.
Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.