Out of love, women become entirely what it is that they are in the imaginations of the men who love them.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 269, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 400, "Proteus Nature," (1878).)
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1898). Charteris, in The Philanderer, act 2, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 1, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1970).)