About Guy Sciancalepore

Aspiring Literature Major, Aspiring Writer, Aspiring Lover

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  • Guy shared from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    "An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do NOT marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you DO."
    Note: I've come to be an Austenite.
  • Guy shared from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
    PLAYER (gaily freeing himself) : I did!-I did! You're quicker than your friend.... (Confidingly.) Now for a handful of guilders I happen to have a private and uncut performance of The Rape of the Sabine Women-or rather woman, or rather Alfred (Over his shoulder.) Get your skirt on, AlfredThe Boy starts struggling into a female robe.... and for eight you can participate.GUIL backs, PLAYER follows.... taking either part.GUIL backs.... or both for ten.GUIL tries to turn away, PLAYER holds his sleeve.... with encoresGUIL smashes the PLAYER across the face. The PLAYER recoils. GUIL stands trembling.(Resigned...
  • Guy shared from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
    Ros: What is your line?PLAYER: Tragedy, sir. Deaths and disclosures, universal and particular, denouements both unexpected and inexorable, transvestite melodrama on all levels including the suggestive. We transport you into a world of intrigue and illusion ... clowns, if you like, murderers-we can do you ghosts and battles, on the skirmish level, heroes, villains, tormented lovers-set pieces in the poetic vein; we can do you rapiers or rape or both, by all means, faithless wives and ravished virgins-flagrante delicto at a price, but that comes under realism for which there are special terms. Getting...
  • Guy shared from Erewhon (Penguin English Library) by Samuel Butler
    but so engrained in the human heart is the desire to believe that some people really do know what they say they know, and can thus save them from the trouble of thinking for themselves, that in a short time would-be philosophers and faddists became more powerful than ever, and gradually led their countrymen to accept all those absurd views of life, some account of which I have given in my earlier chapters. Indeed I can see no hope for the Erewhonians till they have got to understand that reason uncorrected by instinct is as bad as instinct uncorrected by reason.
    Note: holds true today
  • Guy shared from Erewhon (Penguin English Library) by Samuel Butler
    "Consider the infinite risk; to be born of wicked parents and trained in vice! to be born of silly parents, and trained to unrealities! of parents who regard you as a sort of chattel or property, belonging more to them than to yourself! Again, you may draw utterly unsympathetic parents, who will never be able to understand you, and who will do their best to thwart you (as a hen when she has hatched a duckling), and then call you ungrateful because you do not love them; or, again, you may draw parents who look upon you as a thing to be cowed while it is still young, lest it should give them trouble...
    Note: does this holdd true today?
(So. Glens Falls, NY, USA)
Guy Sciancalepore