"You said you loved her and you lied! You gave up on her and she gave up on you just like everybody else."
Katharine Hepburn and Nissa the leopard in a promotional photo
for Bringing Up Baby (1938)
"But how magnificent!" said Lord Culter’s younger brother, and rode forward with unrestrained cordiality. "Look, children: it’s Richard!"
"This rabble is yours?"
"Not rabble, Richard." The blue gaze sorrowed. "There’s no merit in being outwitted by a rabble." … For an infinitesimal space, the blue eyes were forced down by the grey. Then the slack lids were drawn back farther than Scott had ever seen them, and the full malice of Lymond’s cornflower blue eyes bent on his brother.
"Talk to me, Richard. It isn’t difficult. Move the teeth and agitate the tongue. Tell me news of the family. Am I superseded yet? Oh, Richard, a blush!"
do you ever just finish a book and sit there for a while like what the fuck did this author just do to me
"Sit"? More like prostrate wailing and gnashing of teeth, much rending of garments and lamentation of the women, etc.
I feel like tiny fandom needs to make its own version of that Boromir meme. “One does not simply/ Read a book by Dorothy Dunnett.”
Oh yeah, I’m all fucking for it, Wu. But neither of us would have reached our present comfortable position freezing our balls off if we didn’t understand:
The problem between Colonel and Elvis was not money. The problem between Colonel and Elvis was creative. It wasn’t about he didn’t want to make movies, it was about what kind of movies and what was offered. It’s not like Elvis wasn’t offered serious movies. I sat in a walk-in closet in Las Vegas when Barbra Streisand offered Elvis ”A Star is Born” and Elvis accepted, and he was thrilled. Within two days…it was taken away from him. And when you take away creative things to a genius, you lose them. — Jerry Schilling.
random character appreciation: Elizabeth Imbrie
"I can’t afford to hate anybody. I’m only a photographer."