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Quotes About Vicarious Doings

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Tennessee Williams
“Yes, movies! Look at them — All of those glamorous people — having adventures — hogging it all, gobbling the whole thing up! You know what happens? People go to the movies instead of moving! Hollywood characters are supposed to have all the adventures for everybody in America, while everybody in America sits in a dark room and watches them have them! Yes, until there's a war. That's when adventure becomes available to the masses! Everyone's dish, not only Gable's! Then the people in the dark room come out of the dark room to have some adventures themselves — Goody, goody! — It's our turn now, to go to the south Sea Island — to make a safari — to be exotic, far-off! — But I'm not patient. I don't want to wait till then. I'm tired of the movies and I am about to move!”
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

Charles Dickens
“My sister having so much to do, was going to church vicariously, that is to say, Joe and I were going.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

P.D. James
“(A murderer about their victim:)

"He was an expert in vicarious death. I should like to have been there to see how he enjoyed the real thing.”
P.D. James, Unnatural Causes

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