The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
(Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Stuart Heisler. Mr. Chief Justice John Marshall (Brandon Hurst), The Remarkable Andrew, rebuking Andrew for not blowing the whistle on corrupt city officials earlier (1941).)
... like a woman made frigid, I had to learn response, to trust this possibility for fruition that had not been before.
(Tillie Olsen (b. 1912), U.S. essayist and story writer. Silences, part 1 (1978).
Written in 1962, on trying to compose fiction after many years of being "silenced" by the demands of raising four children, keeping house, and holding a full-time job.)