Thursday, January 29, 2009

Quotes: Marriage (12)

RayS. Scenes from a marriage (continued).

Marriage 379 " …an exasperating effort to command his [Kennicott’s] attention so that he would understand the nebulous things she had to tell him, instead of interrupting her by yawning, winding the clock, and going up to bed." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Marriage 383 "This marriage, it weaves people together; it’s not easy to break, even when it ought to be broken." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Marriage 405 "For a month they discussed it [their marriage and her leaving]…hurt each other very much, and sometimes they were close to weeping, and invariably he used banal phrases about her duties and she used phrases quite as banal about freedom…." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Marriage 408 "She felt that she was no longer one-half of a marriage but the whole of a human being." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Marriage 422 "It had not occurred to her that there was also a story of Will Kennicott, into which she entered only so much as he entered into hers; that he had bewilderments and concealments as intricate as her own, and soft treacherous desires for sympathy." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street. Both partners in the marriage fail to try to understand each other.

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