Stand I condemn’d for pride and scorn so much?
Contempt, farewell! and maiden pride, adieu!
No glory lives behind the back of such.
And, Benedick, love on; I will requite thee,
Taming my wild heart to thy loving hand:
If thou dost love, my kindness shall incite thee
To bind our loves up in a holy band;
For others say thou dost deserve, and I
Believe it better than reportingly."
— Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing, Act III scene i)
His Auntie knows candles aren’t safe, that candles burn out in little boys’ and girls’ eyes, or wind blows them out and after that happens, electric light bulbs go on and you see too plainly.
-A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via grringirl)