I have been trying to decide if it’s possible to choose between them. Still leaning Indy… he’s smarter.
About dreams. It is usually taken for granted that you dream of something that has made a particularly strong impression of you during the day, but it seems to me it’s just the contrary.
Often it’s something you paid no attention to at the time—a vague thought that you didn’t bother to think out to the end, words spoken without feeling and which passed unnoticed—these are the things that return at night, clothed in flesh and blood, and they become the subjects of dreams, as if to make up for having been ignored during waking hours.
I must have read A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver at least a dozen times. I can’t even begin to count all the ways she shaped my world view.
top five historical lady badasses: eleanor, duchess of aquitaine, queen of france and england (france and england, 1122?-1204AD)
“”Sprung of a house which represented to the full the licentious temper of the South, she scornfully rejected a husband indifferent to love, and ineffective in war as in politics. She had ‘married a monk and not a king,’ she said… In the square-shouldered ruddy youth who came to receive his fiefs, with his “countenance of fire”, she saw a man destined by fate and by character to be in truth a king.” (J. R. Green)
James: “Well, if it makes you feel any better, do you see that bloke over there? Not only does he own a personalized matching set of crocodile-skin luggage, but his favourite TV program is Baywatch. So, you see, there’s always someone sadder than you.”
[Helen starts to cry]
James: “Do you love him?”
Helen: “No, I could never love a Baywatch fan”
James: “Hey, you did a joke in the midst of your turbulent emotional state. That’s very positive.”