• I think it is a good thing to have woman friends at every stage of life. We confide in each other, we support each other, we understand each other most of the time. Of course, sometimes we are competitive or angry or distant, too. But I do think it is important not to let the main friendships slip away in the sweep of the days.

    "Friendship by the Book: An Interview with Anne Roiphe". Interview with Irene S. Levine, October 24, 2008.