"A woman needs to know how to be strong, stand on her own... a'course, boy or a girl, if you're lucky enough to fall in love you hafta be even stronger... fight like a lion to keep it alive... so that on the day your love is weak enough... or selfish enough... or friggin' stupid enough to run away, you have the strength to track him down and eat 'im alive."
"How hurt you want him? How far do I go? One punch? Or two? Problem is, your daddy is a big fella. Imagine a couple punches just gonna make him mad. He's gonna fight back. His buddies are gonna want to help out. I'll need to defend myself. Things will escalate. That's what these things do. They escalate. And violence makes violence, it makes nothing much at all."