But the female mind has demonstrated a capacity for all the mental acquirements and achievements of men, and as generations ensure that capacity will be expanded; the average woman will be as well educated as the average man, and then better educated, for the dormant faculties of her brain will be all the more intense and powerful because of centuries of repose. Woman will ignore precedents and startle civilizations with their progress.
—  Nikola Tesla
Full of sadness, I looked at the evening star, in a foreign night, in a foreign country.
And I thought, feeling lost: Oh, familiar star, I know thee not.
I recognized everything, including myself, when I got home.
I hid my tears on sensing the familiar smells of my beloved country.
I whispered to myself, excitedly, as to a beloved woman: Without you I feel like a leper. Without you my heart cries out in isolation. Without you my thought is crippled and wingless.
—  The Fortress, Meša Selimović