a fairy tale where the princess stuck in the tower has nothing better to do so she just works out all the time and gets ripped and kills the dragon herself
"I want a trouble-maker for a lover, blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame, who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate, who burns like fire on the rushing sea."
"'Why don't you ever use your strength on me?' she said.
‘Because love means renouncing strength,’ said Franz softly."
— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
"I caution you as I was never cautioned:
You will never let go, you will never be satiated.
You will be damaged and scarred, you will continue to hunger.
Your body will age, you will continue to need.
You will want the earth, then more of the earth—
Sublime, indifferent, it is present, it will not respond.
It is encompassing, it will not minister.
Meaning, it will feed you, it will ravish you.
It will not keep you alive."
— Louise Gluck