Quotation by Simone Schwarz-Bart

But my mother was in love and she had known about life for a long time, with her two bastard girls like two earrings; and she knew that most often one must pull out one's entrails and fill one's stomach with straw if one wants to have a little piece of the sun.
Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 46, Éditions du Seuil (1972).
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