Morning Reading 12/30/15 :)

Lol here are a couple of quotes from my reading to start your day. If you’re bored or interested in commenting, books are always fun to discuss, so please join in. Otherwise though, just enjoy 🙂

“It may perhaps be pleasant,” replied Charlotte, “to be able to impose on the public in such a case; but it is sometimes a disadvantage to be so very guarded. If a woman conceals her affection with the same skill from the object of it, she may lose the opportunity of fixing him; and it will then be but poor consolation to believe the world equally in the dark. There is so much of gratitude or vanity in almost every attachment, that it is not safe to leave any to itself. We can all BEGIN freely—a slight preference is natural enough; but there are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement. In nine cases out of ten a women had better show MORE affection than she feels.”

—from “Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

*Editor’s Note: This one just made me go “aww dang!” The affection of this poem, and this ending, made me think of some people I know :). Have fun.*

 

“… . No longer
will you waltz under the chandeliers in Paris salons
drunk with champagne and the Greek girl as the others
stand along the mirrored walls. The men watching
with fury, the eyes of the women inscrutable. No one
remembers you as the Baron. The streetcars have
finished the last run, and I am walking home. Thinking
love is not refuted because it comes to an end.”

—from “Elegy for Bob (Jean McLean)” by Jack Gilbert.

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Morning Musings 12/29/2015 :)

Here are some notable quotes from my reading this morning. The first exchange between two of the characters was one I thought to be purely amusing. The second, from the book of poetry I’m reading, was just straight up deep. Enjoy :). I know they’re long, but this novel lends itself to those, if you’ve read it I’m sure you’re well aware. 😛

 
“‘…Well, he certainly is very agreeable, and I give you leave to like him. You have liked many a stupider person.’

‘Dear Lizzy!’

‘Oh! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see a fault in anybody. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in your life.’

‘I would not wish to be hasty in censuring anyone; but I always speak what I think.’

‘I know you do; and it is that which makes the wonder.'”

—from “Pride and Prejudice”

 

“The body keeps so little of the life after
being with her eleven years,
and the mouth not even that much. But the heart
is different. It never forgets
the pine trees with the moon rising behind them
every night.”

—From “Kunstkammer” by Jack Gilbert
Have a great day everyone. Let me know if you need anything. 🙂

Morning Musings (I.E. Reading) 12/28/2015

Here are some quotes from my morning reading that I found deep or amusing:

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.”

— from “Pride and Prejudice.”

Well, good thing I’m in possession of no such fortune lol :P. Good to know nobody’s conspiring for me in that regard :P.

Anyway, here’s the other one.

“… I am haunted
by the feeling that she is saying
melting lords of death, avalanches,
rivers and moments of passing through.
And I am replying, ‘Yes, yes.
Shoes and pudding.'”

— from “Say You Love Me” by Jack Gilbert.

Been there sir, been there. Glad to see I’m not the only one :).