"Is the scene always visual? It can be aural, the frame can be linguistic: I can fall in love with a sentence spoken to me: and not only because it says something which manages to touch my desire, but because of its syntactical turn (framing), which will inhabit me like a memory."
— From A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments by Roland Barthes,
translated from the French by Richard Howard. (via othersashas)
I am determined that only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony.
So… I shall end an old maid, and teach your ten children to embroider cushions and play their instruments very ill.
— Elizabeth Bennet (via connoisseurofhumanfolly)