Slow but deep
18 hours ago
The work must be approached aesthetically or not at all. ART was ART, and morality was morality, and never the twain could, would, or should meet.
Any new idea gets seized and talked out of existence.*
Whenever I am asked about competitive acting, professional jealousy, all that pettiness, I have only to reflect that the best actors, dancers, writers are not like that, they are too busy learning, improving, moving forward, trying to bring more to their professions. And they appreciate and admire other people who are good at what they do. -- Lauren Bacall
"They will believe anything, my dear, that suggests corruption in public life. It's one of the strongest traits in human nature. Anxiety about the integrity of public men would be admirable, if it wasn't so usually felt by those who have so little integrity themselves that they can't give others credit for it."
"Nobody knows ones," said Fleur, sullenly. "The fonder they are, the less they know, and the less it matters what they think."
"Don't you ever feel angry, Michael?"
"My dear, I was through the war."
Grief and disappointment are like hate: they make men ugly with self-pity and bitterness.
The End of the Affair
It was a grey day. It was like walking in London, like walking in a dream.
Good Morning, Midnight