|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Herodias by Gustave Flaubert:
pride and revived his courage.
He placed the head upon a charger and offered it to Salome, who had
descended the steps to receive it. She remounted to the balcony, with
a light step; and in another moment the charger was carried about from
one table to another by the elderly female slave whom the tetrarch had
observed in the morning on the balcony of a neighbouring house, and
later in the chamber of Herodias.
When she approached him with her ghastly burden, he turned away his
head to avoid looking at it. Vitellius threw upon it an indifferent
Mannaeus descended from the pavilion, took the charger from the woman,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Scenes from a Courtesan's Life by Honore de Balzac:
"Gif it, and trust to my generosity."
"I will risk it," Contenson said, "but it is playing high. In such
matters, you see, we have to work underground. You say, 'Quick
march!'--You are rich; you think that money can do everything. Well,
money is something, no doubt. Still, money can only buy men, as the
two or three best heads in our force so often say. And there are many
things you would never think of which money cannot buy.--You cannot
buy good luck. So good police work is not done in this style. Will you
show yourself in a carriage with me? We should be seen. Chance is just
as often for us as against us."
"Really-truly?" said the Baron.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
Out of a great deal of old iron I chose forth.
Then come, o' God's name; I fear no woman.
And while I live, I 'll ne'er fly from a man.
Here they fight, and Joan La Pucelle overcomes.
Stay, stay thy hands; thou art an Amazon,
And fightest with the sword of Deborah.
Christ's Mother helps me, else I were too weak.