Publié le 29 Décembre 2011

Ce sont Chiffonnette, Cryssilda et Titine  qui le disent

 

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Parce qu'il n'y a pas que l'argent dans la vie... il y a aussi le pouvoir:

Our archdeacon was worldly — who among us is not so? He was ambitious — who among us is ashamed to own that “last infirmity of noble minds!” He was avaricious, my readers will say. No — it was for no love of lucre that he wished to be Bishop of Barchester. He was his father’s only child, and his father had left him great wealth. His preferment brought him in nearly three thousand a year. The bishopric, as cut down by the Ecclesiastical Commission, was only five. He would be a richer man as archdeacon than he could be as bishop. But he certainly did desire to play first fiddle; he did desire to sit in full lawn sleeves among the peers of the realm; and he did desire, if the truth must out, to be called “My lord” by his reverend brethren.

  Anthony Trollope - Barchester Towers

 

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Publié le 22 Décembre 2011

Ce sont Chiffonnette, Cryssilda et Titine  qui le disent

 

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Un peu de lutte contre l'âgisme dans le roman d'aventure:

A hero is much too valuable a gentleman to be put upon the retired list, in the prime and vigor of his youth; and I wish to know what lady among us would like to be put on the shelf, and thought no longer interesting, because she has a family growing up, and is four or five and thirty years of age? I have known ladies at sixty, with hearts as tender and ideas as romantic as any young misses of sixteen. Let us have middle-aged novels then, as well as your extremely juvenile legends: let the young ones be warned that the old folks have a right to be interesting: and that a lady may continue to have a heart, although she is somewhat stouter than she was when a school-girl, and a man his feelings, although he gets his hair from Truefitt’s..

 

Un héros est un gentleman d'une espèce trop rare pour être envoyé à la retraite au zénith de sa vie; et je serais curieux de rencontrer celle qui apprécierait qu'on la mette au rebus et qu'on ne lui trouve plus aucun attrait sous prétexte que ses enfants sont grands et qu'elle a trente, quarante ou cinquante ans. J'ai connu des dames de soixante ans avec des coeurs aussi tendres et des idées aussi romantiques que n'importe quelle jouvencelle de seize ans. Qu'on nous donne des romans pour adultes comme il en existe pour la jeunesse: que les cadets sachent que leurs aînés aussi ont le droit de susciter l'intérêt, qu'une femme peut continuer d'avoir un coeur et un homme des sentiments, même si elle est un peu plus corpulente qu'à l'époque où elle fréquentait les bancs de l'école et que lui se procure ses cheveux chez le perruquier.

W.M. Thackeray - Rebecca and Rowena (Ivanhoé à la rescousse)

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Publié le 15 Décembre 2011

Ce sont Chiffonnette, Cryssilda et Titine (à qui je dédie particulièrement cette citation du jour) qui le disent

 

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Où il n'est question ni de beuveries de Nains, ni de chaussures à talons, des faits restent encore à établir:

The Nauglath are a strange race and none know surely whence they be; and they serve not Melko nor Manwë and reck not for Elf or Man, and some say that they have not heard of Ilúvatar, or hearing disbelieve. Howbeit in crafts and sciences and in the knowledge of the virtues of all things that are in the earth or under the water none excel them; yet they dwell beneath the ground in caves and tunnelled towns, and aforetime Nogrod was the mightiest of these. Old are they, and never comes a child among them, nor do they laugh. They are squat in stature, and yet are strong, and their beards reach even to their toes, but the beards of the Indrafangs are the longest of all, and are forked, and they bind them about their middles when they walk abroad.

J.R.R. Tolkien - HoME 2, The Book of Lost Tales, part 2 (The Nauglafring)

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Publié le 8 Décembre 2011

C'est Chiffonnette qui le dit

 

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"Nay, from this hour shall none name me Túrin if I live. Behold, I will name me a new name and it shall be Turambar!" Now this meaneth Conqueror of Fate, then the form of the name in the Gnome-speech is Turumart. Then uttering these words he made a second time at the drake, thinking indeed to force the drake to slay him and to conquer his fate by death, but the dragon laughed, saying: " Thou fool! An I would, I had slain thee long since and could do so here and now, and if I will not thou canst not do battle with me waking , for my eye can cast once more the binding spell upon thee that thou stand as stone. Nay, get thee gone, O Turambar Conqueror of Fate! First thou must meet thy doom an thou wouldst o'ercome it."

J.R.R. Tolkien - HoME 2, The Book of Lost Tales, part 2 (T urambar and the Foalókë)

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Publié le 1 Décembre 2011

C'est Chiffonnette qui le dit

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Then said Tinúviel, "Go now to my mother and say to her that her daughter desires a spinning wheel to pass her weary hours," but Dairon secretly she begged fashion her a tiny loom, and he did this even in the little house of Tinúviel in the tree. "But wherewith will you spin and wherewith weave?" said he; and Tinúviel answered "With spells and magics."

J.R.R. Tolkien - HoME 2, The Book of Lost Tales, part 2 (The tale of Tinúviel)

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