I’ve always said that power is more important than money. But when it comes to elections, money gives power… well, a run for its money.
You know what Francis said to me when he proposed? I remember his exact words. He said, “Claire, if all you want is happiness, say no. I’m not gonna give you a couple of kids and count the days until retirement. I promise you freedom from that. I promise you’ll never be bored.” You know, he was the only man, and there were a lot of others who proposed, but he was the only one who understood me. He didn’t put me on some pedestal. He knew that I didn’t want to be adored or coddled. So he took my hand and put a ring on it. Because he knew I’d say yes.
When they bury me, it won’t be in my backyard. And when they come to pay their respects, they’ll have to wait in line.
What a martyr craves more than anything is a sword to fall on. So, you sharpen the blade, hold it at just the right angle.