brick quote #16

vineri, 3 mai 2013, 21:34

We talk about the tyranny of words, but we like to tyrannise over them too; we are fond of having a large superfluous establishment of words to wait upon us on great occasions; we think it looks important, and sounds well. As we are not particular about the meaning of our liveries on state occassions, if they be but fine and numerous enough, so, the meaning or necessity of our words is a secondary consideration, if there be but a great parade of them. And as individuals get into trouble by making too great a show of liveries, or as slaves when they are too numerous rise against their masters, so I think I could mention a nation that has got into many great difficulties, and will get into many greater, from maintaining too large a retinue of words.

  • Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

brick quote #a

sâmbătă, 10 apr. 2010, 13:11

A Tale of Two Cities LITE
  • by Charles Dickens
A man in love with a girl who loves another man who looks just like him has his head chopped off in France because of a mean lady who knits.
Crime and Punishment LITE
  • by Fyodor Dostoevski
A man sends a nasty letter to a pawnbroker, but later feels guilty and apologizes.
The Odyssey LITE
  • by Homer
After working late, a valiant warrior gets lost on his way home.

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