Friday, July 07, 2017

Today's Vintage Ad

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Doc Quatermass said...

Why do people expect to be happily married when they are not individually happy? You go on and on in America about marital contentment. Every magazine has an article with the Nine Keys to it, or Seven Steps as though the quest had any more sense to it, or anymore hope of fulfillment than the search for El Dorado. In no other country is this really juvenile ideal so naively held out - and with what failure. How do you expect mankind to be so happy in pairs when it is miserable separately. Gowan McGland in Peter De Vries' Reuben, Reuben

" 'The world is full of women and of hankering. They rouse more of it than they could possibly satisfy, and that's the godawful and everlasting Nature's truth of it. But I guess we're meant to hanker. Without it there wouldn't be no art or poetry or music. No nothing. I sometimes think it's all one great mating cry, mostly out of season'" (143). ~ Gowan McGland in Peter De Vries' Reuben, Reuben