…ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves.
What does Mrs Preston want to go abroad for?’ asked Mr Leslie.
‘I think her doctor wanted her to, Father,’ said Agnes.
‘Doctors!’ said Mr Leslie, wiping the whole of the Royal College of Physicians off the face of the world with this withering remark.
You’re joking, Perce! You are actually joking, Percy… I don’t think I’ve heard you joke since you were-
Merin smiled. “I fought in battle and your mother bore two children. Of the two of us, I think she was the courageous one.
I felt the distance and stillness of that sprawled dawn like some endless sky waking inside me, flared against the laughter.
I’m too handsome for God to send me to hell. The rest of you are in for it,
Her eyes widened. I assumed in alarm, but who the hell knew what was going on in her stubborn head. I took the coffee cup from her hand and rested it on the grass next to mine. I leaned in toward her slowly. Her eyes remained steady on mine. Just as I was so close I could feel her warm erratic breath on my face, her hand landed on my chest.
“What are you doing?
When you loose your power to laugh, you loose your power to think straight.
Satan has slaughtered, plundered, and bludgeoned his way through the centuries, manifesting himself in every false ideology, sect, and cult.
An illustration is an enlargement, and interpretation of the text, so that the reader will comprehend the words better. As an artist, you are always serving the words.
You must never illustrate exactly what is written. You must find a space in the text so that the pictures can do the work. Then you must let the words take over where words do it best. It’s a funny kind of juggling act.