“He is the longed-for, and the one who longs; he is the arsonist–and he is the scorched.”
Ovid, Metamorphoses, trans. A. Mandelbaum (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1993), p. 94. Cited in Terrence Real, I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Legacy of Male Depression (New York: Scribner, 1997), p. 43.
“The curse of Narcissus is immobilization, not out of love for himself, but out of dependency upon his image.”
Having been raised by one narcissist and married to another, truer words were never spoken.
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