"Is not the individual who functions normally, adequately, and healthily as a citizen of a sick society — is not such an individual himself sick?"
Herbert Marcuse, Negations: Essays in Critical Theory, pg. 189 (via spectresofmodernity)
"Conversation was tedious; she wanted something big, and she believed that it would have come to her on the wind-swept platform of an electric tram. This she might not accept. It was unladylike. Why? Why were the most big things unladylike? Charlotte had once explained to her why. It was not that ladies were inferior to men; it was that they were different. Their mission was to inspire others to achievement rather than to achieve themselves. Indirectly, by means of tact and a spotless name, a lady could accomplish much. But if she rushed into the fray herself she would be first censured, then despised, and finally ignored. Poems had been written to illustrate this point."
A Room With a View, E.M. Forster (via braveasabear)