“Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.”
Note: always a lady
Besides, anger can keep you warm at night, and wounded pride can spur a man to wondrous things.
opened my mouth to howl, to cry, to curse him. But something other tore from my throat, a word I did not know and could not remember. Then all I could hear was the sound of the wind. It roared into the courtyard like a sudden storm.
We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”