I am awfully greedy and mad with anger.

“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life.
I want to be a woman and to be a man,
to have many friends and to have loneliness,
to work much and write good books,
to travel and enjoy myself,
to be selfish and to be unselfish…
You see, it is difficult to get all which I want.
And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
-Simone de Beauvoir

At times it is a huge comfort to run across words from someone else that indicate they too exist in a constant state of contradiction.