"The best women belong to the men most daring. Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top. Men do not want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. They prefer to get the rotten apples that are on the ground that are easy to reach. So the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in fact they are wrong. They simply have to wait a little longer for the man who is brave enough to climb to the top of the tree."
~Machado de Assis, Brazilian Poet