When they were old, they swore, they would jolly well act the part. "But how will we know?" ... "I suppose we must make a list of things that old people do...and when we find ourselves doing them, then we'll know." ... and third, failure to put on one's undergarments whilst standing ... felled by a pair of stockings? The prognosis was dismal indeed.
Book Club Selection. Quotes: “There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” “A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.”
Dirty Thirty Banned Books---- I've read at least half of these. Gotta read the rest :] you know something "banned" was making a, at the time, controversial point