Woman’s Nature is Like a Great House Full of Rooms | Edith Wharton, 1893

Karel Teige, Collage #366, 1949    

"I have sometimes thought that a woman’s nature is like a great house full of rooms: 
there is a hall, through which everyone passes, going in and out; the drawing room, 
where one receives formal visits; the sitting room, where members of the family 
come and go as they list; but beyond that, far beyond, are other rooms, the hands 
of whose doors are perhaps never touched; no one knows the way to them, no one
 knows whither they lead; and in the innermost room, the soul sits alone and waits."

Edith Wharton, The Fullness of Life, 1893


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jack Clayton : You were wonderful tonight.

Tira : Yeah, I'm always wonderful at night.

Jack Clayton : Tonight, you were especially good.

Tira : Well... When I'm good, I'm very good. But, when I'm bad...

[winks at Jack]

Tira : I'm better.

Tira : It's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.

Tira : Beulah, peel me a grape.

Ernest Brown : I like to get around and travel; and, believe me, I've been places and seen things.

Tira : Mmm-hmm. I've been things and seen places. That sort of evens us out.

I'm No Angel / 1933 / dir. Wesley Ruggles
Mae West as Tira / Cary Grant as Jack Clayton


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