"Oh, those women! They nurse and cuddle their presentiments, and make darlings of their ugliest thoughts . . ."
William Thackeray ("Vanity Fair")
sexta-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2014
On the other side
"Across the broad continent of a woman's life falls the shadow of a sword. On one side all is correct, definite, orderly; the paths are straight, the trees regular, the sun shaded; escorted by gentlemen, protected by policemen, wedded and buried by clergymen, she has only to walk demurely from cradle to grave and no one will touch a hair of her head. But on the other side all is confusion. Nothing follows a regular course. The paths wind between bogs and precipices; the trees roar and rock and fall in ruin."