A Quote by Carol Shields on calm, reflective, self-critical, and compulsive estrangement

He is also calm, reflective and self-critical.  He knows very well what underlies the compulsive side of his nature, it is the wish to escape that which he can't comprehend, seeking safety in an unbendable estrangement.

Carol Shields

Source: The Stone Diaries

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