I have been trying to make a picture of a
woman. Changing, yes. Developing, I
hope. Fantastic, improbable-perhaps.
Quite worthless, quite irritating, if you feel
that way. Or a slightly cockeyed ideal, if
you feel differently. It doesn't matter so
much, so long as you feel that you would
recognise her if you met her tomorrow.
--Leslie Charteris, 1939