Don’t Quote M(B)E

Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart,/ ‘Tis woman’s whole existence.             – Lord Byron, Don Juan


A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.     – Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice


‘But I think she would have been happy with Fabrice,’ I said. ‘He was the great love of her life, you know.’
‘Oh, dulling,’ said my mother, sadly. ‘One always thinks that. Every, every time.’     Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate


You always have to keep playing little games.  Oh, I thought we didn’t have to; I thought this was so big I could say whatever I meant.  I guess you can’t, ever.  I guess there isn’t ever anything big enough for that.            Dorothy Parker, A Telephone Call

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