Quotation by Luigi Pirandello

Woman—for example, look at her case! She turns tantalizing inviting glances on you. You seize her. No sooner does she feel herself in your grasp than she closes her eyes. It is a sign of her mission, the sign by which she says to man: "Blind yourself, for I am blind."
Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936), Italian author, playwright. The father addressing the step-daughter, in Six Characters in Search of an Author, act 1.
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