Sunday, September 6, 2009

Quote of the Day

One of the things Lois chiefly wanted to know about marriage was--- how long it took one, sleeping with the same person every night, to outlive the temptation to talk well into the morning? There would be nothing illicit about nocturnal talking, as there had been at school; no one would be entitled to open a door sharply with: "Now go to sleep now, you two; that's enough for tonight," as had so often happened on her visits to friends. Would conversation, in the absence of these prohibitions, cease to interest?
---Elizabeth Bowen, The Last September

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