"But mostly, it's a book about my relationship with my father."
"You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete."Alison Bechdel on Keith Sweat
"Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul."Alison Bechdel on Mahatma Gandhi
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."Alison Bechdel on Euripides
"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."Alison Bechdel on Denis Waitley
"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."Alison Bechdel on Epicurus
"And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me."