With my desire to write he seemed in full sympathy, and in urging our early marriage he argued that my first necessity was leisure in which to develop and to master my craft. It appeared to me that with such a man as teacher and guide I could not fail, and it was in a queer mixture of young love and vaulting ambition that I became a wife.
Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948), U.S. journalist. A Woman of Fifty, 2nd. ed., ch. 3 (1924).
On her youthful decision to marry a middle-aged man who was a "comparative stranger" to her. He turned out to be, in her judgment, domineering and arrogant. She left him and became a successful journalist on her own, while also raising their child.