24 March 2010

Spectacles Painted

Excessively serious, adult imagined scenes of childhood play deserve excessively serious literary subtexts. 

 "He was obeyed, yet he inspired neither love nor fear, nor even respect. He inspired uneasiness. That was it!"
-Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

"His own enjoyment, or his own ease, was, in every particular, his ruling principle."
-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

"To read between the lines was easier than to follow the text."
-Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

"What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?"
-George Eliot, Middlemarch


Credits: Flavorwire for the link, Tim MacPherson for the concept.

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