mardi 7 janvier 2014

Bonne année !

Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and a maiden meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed; they wear out life in altercations and charge nature with cruelty.
Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
cité par Siri Hustvedt dans The summer without men

3 commentaires:

  1. Bonne année à toi aussi. Sinon mon épouse a lu le livre dont tu parles et l'a trouvé ennuyeux et fort peu original.

    1. Je parle bien sûr de "The summer without men"

    2. Il est assez austère et lent, mais pas ennuyeux. Je suis pas d'accord.