Thursday, October 15, 2009
From The Scrapbook of Katherine Mansfield, edited by J. Middleton Murry
COLERIDGE ON SHAKESPEARE:
"'Most women have no character at all,' said Pope, and meant it for satire. Shakespeare, who knew man and woman much better, saw that it, in fact, was the perfection of woman to be characterless. Everyone wishes a Desdemon or Ophelia for a wife -- creatures who, though they may not always understand you, do always feel you and feel with you."
KATHERINE MANSFIELD ON COLERIDGE:
"Now you are being silly."
Taken from her notebooks