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Ronald Firbank
“Mentally, perhaps she was already three parts glass. So intense was her desire to set up a commemorative window to herself that, when it was erected, she believed she must leave behind in it, for ever, a little ghost. And should this be so, then what joy to be pierced each morning with light; her body flooded through and through by the sun, or in the evening to glow with a harvest of dark colours, deepening into untold sadness with the night....
What ecstasy! It was the Egyptian sighing for his pyramid, of course.”
Ronald Firbank, Three More Novels: Vainglory, Inclinations, Caprice

Elizabeth Bowen
“The cracked white cups took pink lights as the sun, already descending, slanted across the cherry; the tree filled the air with its heavy scentlessness.”
Elisabeth Bowen

Tennessee Williams
“Life that winter in Rome: a golden dream, and I don't mean Rafaello and the mimosa and the total freedom of life. Stop there: What I do mean is the total freedom of life and Rafaello and the mimosa and the letto matrimoniale and the Frascati when morning work was over.”
Tennessee Williams, Memoirs

Ronald Firbank
“Although there were moments even still in the grey glint of morning when the room had the agitated, stricken appearance of a person who had changed his creed a thousand times, sighed, stretched himself, turned a complete somersault, sat up, smiled, lay down, turned up his toes and died of doubts. But this aspect was reserved exclusively for the housemaids and the translucent threads of dawn.”
Ronald Firbank, Three More Novels: Vainglory, Inclinations, Caprice

Ronald Firbank
“Must colour change?”
Ronald Firbank, Three More Novels: Vainglory, Inclinations, Caprice

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