Scene Showed

Famous quotes containing the words scene and/or showed:

    An age is the reversal of an age:
    When strangers murdered Emmet, Fitzgerald, Tone,
    We lived like men that watch a painted stage.
    What matter for the scene, the scene once gone:
    It had not touched our lives.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    “Mustn’t grumble” was the most English of expressions. English patience was mingled inertia and despair. What was the use? But Americans did nothing but grumble! Americans also boasted. “I do some pretty incredible things” was not an English expression. “I’m fairly keen” was not American. Americans were showoffs—it was part of our innocence—we often fell on our faces; the English seldom showed off, so they seldom looked like fools.
    Paul Theroux (b. 1941)