"Why worry about them?"
"Oh, my darling, why is it that love makes me hate the world? It's supposed to have quite the opposite effect. I feel as though all mankind, and God, too, were in a conspiracy against us."
"They are, they are."
"But we've got our happiness in spite of them; here and now, we've taken possession of it. They can't hurt us, can they?"
"Not to-night; not now."
"Not for how many nights?"
—Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited (1945)
Monday, September 05, 2011
Posted by Tyler at 5:17 PM