I’m reading The Wings of the Dove by Henry James and this quotation stood out:
“Oh,” he laughed, “I like her so much; and then, for a man of my trade,
her views, her spirit, are essentially a thing to get hold of; they
belong to the great public mind that we meet at every turn and that we
must keep setting up ‘codes’ with. Besides,” he added, “I want to
please her personally.”
I liked that a reporter or journalist would so appreciate such a mind.
Has a quotation stood out in your reading?