"[the] real cliche, the sense of guilt. You grow up believing that you're wrong and bad. And for me, because I took what I was told really seriously, it bred a very intense habit of introspection and self-examination and a terrible severity with myself. So that nothing was ever good enough. It's like installing a policeman, and one moreover who keeps changing the law." -Hilary Mantel.
You'll never know how strongly you can relate to other people. And this time, it's me and my favorite writer.