Friday, May 8, 2009

Quote of the Day

Why? Why were 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. ~ E.M. Forster, A Room With A View

(print from голова at Pattern Recognition).


Packrat said...

Can you imagine what "our" world would be like if women hadn't rushed in?

Shay said...

"Separate but equal."

Alaina said...

I LOVE that painting. thank you for sharing.