A Woman's World/Words (Absolute Cruelty)

If the maintenance of personality requires safeguarding the integrity of masks, and the truth about a person always means his unmasking, cracking the mask, then the truth about life as a whole is the shattering of the whole fa├žade – behind which lies an absolute cruelty.

- Susan Sontag (1933–2004)(1933-01-(1933-01-16)