Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Phraselet No. 129

"If it weren't for me --"

"If it weren't for you your family and Mr. Lafferty would find another way to persuade him. Your papa hasn't the strength to withstand him. If he must be overborne, it's just as well he do it for love. It's a kindness you do him, Christian."

"It doesn't feel like a kindness."

"Well that's just feelings. Your feelings know nothing. That's not what they're for. They are intoxicants, to be enjoyed in moderation."

- Lars Walker, Troll Valley


Chestertonian Rambler said...

Good quotation. I want to read that book.

I also am very curious about the context. Don't tell me--but this certainly increases my chances of reading the book sooner rather than later.

Speaking of reading the book, have you read Back on Murder yet? If not, do. If so, have you read the sequel, and is it as good as the original?

Loren Eaton said...

I haven't read Back on Murder. Is that the one by J. Mark Bertrand?