When Mr. Thornton had left the house that morning he was almost blinded by his baffled passion. He was as dizzy as if Margaret, instead of looking, and speaking, and moving like a tender graceful woman, had been a sturdy fish-wife, and given him a sound blow with her fists. He had positive bodily pain, - a violent headache, and a throbbing intermittent pulse. He could not bear the noise, the garish light, the continued rumble and movement of the street. He called himself a fool for suffering so; and yet he could not, at the moment, recollect the cause of his suffering, and whether it was adequate to the consequences it had produced. It would have been a relief to him, if he could have sat down and cried on a door-step by a little child, who was raging and storming, through his passionate tears, at some injury he had received. He said to himself, that he hated Margaret, but a wild, sharp sensation of love cleft his dull, thunderous feeling like lightning, even as he shaped the words expressive of hatred. His greatest comfort was in hugging his torment; and in feeling, as he had indeed said to her, that though she might despise him, contemn him, treat him with her proud sovereign indifference, he did not change one whit. She could not make him change. He loved her, and would love her; and defy her, and this miserable bodily pain.
"People have often said to me, ‘Be careful what you talk about. Don’t talk about things that are weird,’" she says, frowning. "But a lot of the things I talk about I don’t think are weird. I talk about them because I think I’ve learned some things from them."
Jolie finds it hard to stop, whether it’s a role or a sentence. While it gives her work a frightening intensity, it doesn’t exactly make her a laugh-a-minute in real life. She seems unable to do anything half-heartedly. “I don’t like just to be touched,” she informs Empire. “See, I like to be grabbed or held if someone genuinely wants to hold me, and if I’m not really touched, then I hate it. It’s like a handshake - I don’t like a light handshake. If you want to shake my hand, then shake my hand.” [x]