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Quote Left My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness. Sometimes I seem to myself, in my feelings toward these tiny guiltless beings, a monster of selfishness and intolerance. Quote Right
Quote Left It means that Unionists who are for the Good Friday Agreement must end their ambivalence, ... And it is a direct challenge to the DUP to decide if they want to put the past behind them and make peace with the rest of the people of this island. Quote Right
Quote Left Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling. Quote Right
Quote Left Men are confused. They're conflicted. They want a woman who's their intellectual equal, but they're afraid of women like that. They want a woman they can dominate, but then they hate her for being weak. It's an ambivalence that goes back to a man's relationship with his mother. Source of his life, center of his universe, object of both his fear and his love. Quote Right
Quote Left Indeed, it is that ambiguity and ambivalence which often is so puzzling in women Quote Right
Quote Left The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature. Quote Right