Today let us raise a glass to
28 March 1931 – 27 November 2007
Jane Rule was the author of many lesbian novels, and an early exponent of the happy ending, most famous for her 1964 novel Desert of the Heart (filmed as Desert Hearts), what a relief it was to find her books!
In 1954 Jane met Helen Sonthoff, a work colleague who became her life partner until Helen died in 2000.
I didn’t want to be a boy, ever, but I was outraged that his height and intelligence were graces for him and gaucheries for me.
Love is the terrible secret people are suspected of unless they’re married, then one always suspects they don’t.
The message of women’s liberation is that women can love each other and ourselves against our degrading education.
Coming out, all the way out, is offered more and more as the political solution to our oppression.
“What were we meant for then?”
“To love the whole damned world,” Ann said…
“I live in the desert of the heart,” Evelyn said quietly, “I can’t love the whole damned world.”
“Love me, Evelyn.”