Posts Tagged 'humanity'

Visa for Avalon by Bryher

Mankind was telling itself the same story over again. It could not bear its hidden desires to be uncovered and if one came to the surface, some repressive movement rose to fight it. To be free was to be responsible…”


Bryher. Visa for Avalon. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965.


Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.

Austen, Jane, and Donald J. Gray. “Chapter 24.” Pride and Prejudice: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism. New York: Norton, 2001.