Edith Wharton On A Woman’s Nature

3F9DCFAF-EE16-417C-A491-B954E82E5A95Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937)

I have sometimes thought that a woman’s nature is like a great house full of rooms: there is the hall, through which everyone passes in going in and out; the drawing-room, where one receives formal visits; the sitting-room, where the members of the family come and go as they list; but beyond that, far beyond, are other rooms, the handles of whose doors perhaps are never turned; […] and in the innermost room, the holy of holies, the soul sits alone and waits for a footstep that never comes.