09 July 2011

she said it, not me.


How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be ''American'' before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?

from the pen of Edith Wharton.
still  from the movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with Maureen O'Hara as Esmeralda



  1. Oh gosh, I love her.
    How much longer indeed.

  2. One adores Maureen O'Hara so this distorts the sample. But you may take my application to be in that number, when the saints go marching in.

  3. Edith Wharton's novels influenced me immensely. I still think she nails it all in her work-society, its hypocrisy-its necessity. To answer her question posed maybe 100 + years ago-Never.



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