Continuing with the American Gothic themed images of the extracts...
'People do not go to the North Pole and fall off icebergs; they go to offices, quarrel with their wives and eat cabbage soup.'
- Chekhov on truth and mundanity in literature.
'Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.'
- James Joyce on the basics of being alive.
'Cecil Graham: What is a cynic?
Lord Darlington: A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.'
- Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde. The same format was used in The Picture of Dorian Gray: 'Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.'
'If you are not very careful/ You're possessions will possess you/ TV taught me how to feel/ Now real life has no appeal.'
- OH NO! by Marina and the Diamonds (still listening to that first album...)
And that's all I got. Now get out there and enjoy your Sunday!