Woman’s Nature is Like a Great House Full of Rooms | Edith Wharton, 1893

Karel Teige, Collage #366, 1949
“I have sometimes thought that a woman’s nature is like a great house full of rooms:
there is a hall, through which everyone passes, going in and out; the drawing room,
where one receives formal visits; the sitting room, where members of the family
come and go as they list; but beyond that, far beyond, are other rooms, the hands
of whose doors are perhaps never touched; no one knows the way to them, no one
 knows whither they lead; and in the innermost room, the soul sits alone and waits.”
Edith Wharton, The Fullness of Life, 1893

1 thought on “Woman’s Nature is Like a Great House Full of Rooms | Edith Wharton, 1893

  1. Jack Clayton : You were wonderful tonight.

    Tira : Yeah, I'm always wonderful at night.

    Jack Clayton : Tonight, you were especially good.

    Tira : Well… When I'm good, I'm very good. But, when I'm bad…

    [winks at Jack]

    Tira : I'm better.

    Tira : It's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.

    Tira : Beulah, peel me a grape.

    Ernest Brown : I like to get around and travel; and, believe me, I've been places and seen things.

    Tira : Mmm-hmm. I've been things and seen places. That sort of evens us out.

    I'm No Angel / 1933 / dir. Wesley Ruggles
    Mae West as Tira / Cary Grant as Jack Clayton


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