27 February 2013

Well Written Wednesdays: always right to pursue the thing he loves

Venice couple
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Thoughts on love from my most recent reads.


Freddy took his eyes from the road and looked with interest and respect at his wife. "Sometimes," he said, "it is right only to be unreasonable."

She felt wonderful. Marriage is, among other things, having someone deeply and unreasonably on your side, and Freddy had often been infuriatingly impartial. They ignored the traffic, and stared at one another.

-from Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin


My future parents made an odd pair, he wearing a dark suit and a lugubrious expression, she in a plain white sari, without jewellery, and wearing minimal make-up. (Many years later, she confided to me that "I was always certain of your father's love, because when he fell for me I was looking less attractive than a water buffalo.")

-from The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie


You think I'm a fool.

No. I do not.

You would not say so if you did.

No, but I would not lie. I dont think it. I never did. A man is always right to pursue the thing he loves.

No matter even if it kills him?

I think so. Yes. No matter even that.

-from Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy

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