• She will look at you as women look at men, and she will judge you as a woman judge men, not on the strength of their arguments, and not in their cleverness or prowess in battle, but rather on the force of their character, the intensity of their passion, their strength of soul, their compassion, and... ah, this above all... their conversation.

    "Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus". Book by Orson Scott Card, 1996.