Resilience — the ability to brush off pain.

Kristen Roupenian

Kristen Roupenian is an American author who gained international attention and acclaim with her short story “Cat Person” in 2017. She has since published a collection of short stories, “You Know You Want This,” in which this quote about resilience appears as a fleeting thought in the mind of one of the characters. Her work has been praised for its insight into the nuances of gender politics and power dynamics in modern society.