Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Quotes: Man (2)

Man 255 Hearn: "Man’s deepest urge is omnipotence?" Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.

Man 308 The General: "Man had to destroy God in order to achieve Him, equal Him." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.

Man and god 273 "Man in fact created gods in his own likeness…." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.

Man’s view of women 227 Illness destroys the good looks of young women. Her brother on Marianne: "At her [Marianne’s] time of life, anything of an illness destroys the bloom forever!" Austen, Sense and Sensibility.

Man’s view of women 237 On the loss of a woman's good looks. Her brother on Marianne: "…one must allow that there is something very trying to a young woman who has been a beauty, in the loss of her personal attractions; you would not think it perhaps, but Marianne was remarkably handsome a few months ago; quite as handsome as Elinor—now you see it is all gone." Austen, Sense and Sensibility.

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