"What I've learnt: the greatest chasm between two people is love withheld by a parent. If you want to do the most damage, try messing with that most primal of human bonds. If you want a miraculous healing, try the opposite. Love withheld, as a weapon, can lock up a life; leach confidence, esteem, strength. And wounds can freshen in middle age."
- 'Body Blows of Love', Nikki Gemmell, The Weekend Australian Magazine, May 12-13, 2012