Friday, March 20, 2009


"To those who cry out against romance I would say--you are romance. You are the lost prince herding obscurely among the swine. The romance of your spirit is the most wonderful of stories."

--A.E. in The Candle of Vision


  1. hmm, insightful. those who hate passion are passionate about hating it, and those who wish to be alone wish others to be alone as well .. . strange how humanity works.

  2. Yes,something akin to "Methinks the lady doth protest too much"... :-)

  3. Hahaha, are you two talking about me?
    Oh dear...

  4. I think that this quote could be about any one of us, being the dramatis personae that we are! :-)

  5. Hahaha, very true.
    As Kate says, in Taming of the Shrew:
    "Am I to dance barefoot at my sister's wedding? Is my fate to lead apes in hell?"
    [popular superstitions of the time for old maids]

  6. Yes, that's a great one! My daughter Emilie played Kate in a college production here two years ago. She wasn't completely insulted when her brother and I told her that it was typecasting... :-) I love Kate's last lines in the play: "...And place your hand below your husband's foot: in token of which duty, if he please, my hand is ready: may it do him ease."