• Whenever I talk to anyone I care about, I am always seeking approval. There is always a pleading lilt in my voice that demands love. Even the people I work with, the ones I am supposed to have a professional relationship with, all business, get pulled into my need. I can't help it. I want to be adored.

    Elizabeth Wurtzel (2007). “More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction”, p.113, Simon and Schuster