“Do not speak to me of economics: that is merely a question of how we arrange matters between us. And do not speak to me of genesis: I am discussing the question of Mrs. Paradise [the dressmaker] and Mr. Babcock [the bootmaker] and myself and the others as immediate causes of one another…

…What I am discussing is existence… how came it about, and so forth… If it were not for each other we should be occupied only with ourselves; we should not exist. How then came we to exist? I ask this question. Mrs. Paradise asks this question. I am Mrs. Paradise’s answer. Mrs. Paradise is my answer…”
Laura Riding, How Came It About?
from Anarchism Is Not Enough, 1928