“You know what I like about you, Swag?” “What’s that, Reed?” “You don’t need to talk to a bunch of people. I’m the same way. I hate large gatherings like this. I’d rather just sit on a porch and smoke a cigar.” “Exactly.” Convo I just had with the director of Pine Cove Camps for Columbus, TX. It’s little gems like...
wanna wash away my sins, in the presence of my friends
“As long as there is a lit cigarette, there is the promise of another. The glowing ash end is the seed of continuity! Schedules were drawn up: dawn duty, morning smoke, lunchtime puffer, midafternoon and late-afternoon assignments, crepuscular puller, lonely midnight sentinel. The sky was always lit with at least one cigarette, the candle of hope.”
“Doesn’t anything ever happen to your values?” Brett asked. “No. Not any more.” “Never fall in love?” “Always,” said the count. “I am always in love.” “What does that do to your values?” “That too, has got a place in my values.” “You haven’t any values. You’re dead, that’s...
Evelina: Crystal Clear Diction
Read Evelina for British lit. In honor of the 2000 word paper I just submitted on it, I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes from the novel. Francis Burney sure could craft some eloquent lines. “Enthusiasm is simply the consequence of not being blind.” “I have a volume to write, of the adventures of yesterday.” “Indeed I am quite astonished to find...