“‘Well, what did the school give you?’ said Maria.
“‘It taught me to trust no one and to expect nothing,’ said her stepson, in his deep, smooth, rapid tones. ‘To keep everything from everyone, especially from my nearest friends. That familiarity breeds contempt, and ought to breed it. It is through familiarity that we get to know each other.’”
Ivy Compton-Burnett, Two Worlds and Their Ways