July 20, 2007 - 0 Comments

"There are many lives of much pain, hardship, and suffering, which, having no stirring interest for any but those who lead them, are disregarded by persons who do not want thought or feeling, but who pamper their compassion and need high stimulants to rouse it."

- Dickens, Nickleby, 1838.

July 15, 2007 - 0 Comments

"It is not for me to say by what means or what degrees, some wives manage to keep down some husbands as they do, although I may have my private opinion on the subject, and may think that no Member of Parliament ought to be marreid, inasmuch as three married members out of every four must vote according to their weives' consciences (if there be such things), and not according to their own."

- Dickens, Nickleby, 1838.

July 1, 2007 - 0 Comments

"After all, a husband is very much like a house or a horse. You don't take your house because it's the best house in the world, but because just then you want a house. You go and see a house, and if it's very nasty you don't take it. But if you think it will suit pretty well, and if you are tired of looking about for houses, you do take it. That's the way one buys one's horses,--and one's husbands."

- Trollope, Phineas Finn, 1869.