Quotation by Florence King

The American woman's concept of marriage is a clearly etched picture of something uninflated on the floor. A sleeping-bag without air, a beanbag without beans, a padded bra without pads. To work on it, you start pumping—what the magazines call "breathing life into your marriage." Do enough of this and the marriage becomes a kind of Banquo's ghost, a quasi-living entity.
Florence King (b. 1936), U.S. author. "From Captain Marvel to Captain Valium," Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye (1989).
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