Monday, January 16, 2017

An interesting description of people in love

"When people are in love," Lady Lacklander said, with a little scream as a new fomentation was applied, "they instinctively present themselves to each other in their most favourable light. They assume pleasant characteristics as unconsciously as a cock pheasant puts on his spring plumage. They display such virtues as magnanimity, charitableness and modesty and wait for them to be admired. They develop a positive genius for suppressing their least attractive points. They can't help it, you know, Kettle. It's just the behaviourism of courtship."

(from Scales of Justice, by Dame Ngaio Marsh)

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