"finite" souls

‘"'Guys need attention,' she explained. 'They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I’ll give it to my family, I’ll give it to my work — but I will not give it to a man right now.' I said that it took me a long time to find a guy who wasn’t threatened by my power, and Rihanna quietly replied, 'I’m still in that time.'

Men like to know that there is an end to the woman they’re with, that she’s finite. It’s an impossible line to walk. You want to be global, but down to earth. In the moment but also one step ahead of it.

She doesn’t have to manufacture dimensionality, because she actually is soulful, and this comes across in every little thing she does. Souls are funny things. They stay constant even when the outside changes, or when the heart makes mistakes. Souls don’t really care about good or bad, right or wrong — they’re just true."

— "A Very Revealing Conversation With Rihanna"