From my favorite character Isola, “reading a good book ruins you for enjoying the bad ones” and no truer words were ever uttered. How will I ever get through Faulkner now, with his drudge and gloom when I recall such perfect snippets as this?
“What a blight that woman is. Do you happen to know why? I lean toward a malignant fairy at her christening.”
“…it had that beautiful light children have before the Age of Reason gets at them.”
“Will Thisbee gave me The Beginner’s Guide Cook-Book for Girl Guides. It was just the thing; the writer assumes you know nothing about cookery and writes useful hints – When adding eggs, break the shells first.”