• Mothers see the angel in us because the angel is there. If it's shown to the mother, the son has got an angel to show, hasn't he? When a son cuts somebody's throat the mother only sees it's possible for a misguided angel to act like a devil - and she's entirely right about that!

    Newton Booth Tarkington (2015). “The Magnificent Ambersons”, p.56, Booklassic