A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
Wives invariably flourish when deserted; ... it is the deserting male, the reckless idealist rushing about the world seeking a non-existent felicity, who often ends in disaster.
Deserted libraries hold the shades of writers who worked within, and are haunted by their absence.
I'm not a big Woody Allen fan, but thought 'Husbands and Wives' was great.