White Oleander, Janet Fitch.
Ingrid Magnussen is one of the most fascinating and well-written characters I’ve ever encountered in literature. Chills, chills, chills.
Rick Hanson in Buddha’s Brian:
It’s a general moral principle that the more power you have over someone, the greater duty it is to use that power benevolently. Well, who is the one person in the world you have the greatest power over? It’s your future self. You hold that life in your hands, and what it will be depends on how you care for it.
Note to self.