“A crisp, fresh, and daintily gotten up summer dress is as different as possible in appearance from a frock that has been badly laundered and carelessly starched and ironed; even though the latter may be much the handsomer garment of the two, the one that is properly ‘done up’ will be by far the most attractive.”—Excerpt from McCall’s Magazine, August 1907. (via historiful)
“Mr. Quick, I am a human being.
Do you know what that means?
It means I set a price on myself. A high, high price. You may be surprised to know it, but I’ve got quite a lot to give. I’ve got things I have been savin’ up my whole life. Things like love and understanding and…and…jokes, good times, and good cooking.
I’m prepared to be the Queen of Sheba for some lucky man, or at the very least the best wife any man could hope for. Now that’s my human history & it’s not gonna be bought and sold and it’s certainly not gonna be given away to any passin’ stranger.”
I’ve never seen this movie, but this sure is a wonderful line!
(Joanne Woodward to Paul Newman inThe Long, Hot Summer (1958).)