“But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.”There are girls who will ask for clothes, and makeup, and shoes, but I am not one of them. I will ask for words, and stories, and ideas. I will ask strangers for memories, and friends for silence. There are girls who will ask for a life in lavish jewels and comfort. But I ask for a life that leaves me breathless. A life that burns me to the core; that leaves me lying there with an old book full of my adventures. I want to go everywhere and meet everyone and never look into a mirror ever again. I will see myself as the scars on my hands and the shape of my breath on a cold winter day. I won't die with diamonds around my neck, but with grass in my hair, sand between my toes, and a scream in my lungs.
--Daphne du Maurier