One more word about giving instruction as to what the world ought to be. Philosophy in any case always comes on the scene too late to give it... When philosophy paints its gloomy picture then a form of life has grown old. It cannot be rejuvenated by the gloomy picture, but only understood. Only when the dusk starts to fall does the owl of Minerva spread its wings and fly.
Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (峰不二子という女)
to steal, is not to take something away or to break something. it is a special case. an elegant vice. it's an amalgam of secrets, felonies, mischief, and terror. just like with Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, a life dedicated to stealing brings about the ultimatesensuality. it's a prison of sexiness from which she cannot escape. its psychological foundation is: unknown.