Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, pen name Amanda Cross

American Academic and Author of Mystery Novels, Academic, Prolific Feminist Author

"Ideas move fast when their time comes."

"Marriage today must... be concerned not with the inviolable commitment of constancy and unending passion, but with the changing patterns of liberty and discovery."

"The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible."

"Only a marriage with partners strong enough to risk divorce is strong enough to avoid it."