|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Start in Life by Honore de Balzac:
"A momentary temptation, such as you yourself would have yielded to at
my age," said Oscar to Moreau, "has made me commit a fault which
Desroches thinks serious, though it is only a peccadillo. I am more
provoked with myself for taking Florentine of the Gaiete for a
marquise than I am for losing fifteen hundred francs after a little
debauch in which everybody, even Godeschal, was half-seas over. This
time, at any rate, I've hurt no one by myself. I'm cured of such
things forever. If you are willing to help me, Monsieur Moreau, I
swear to you that the six years I must still stay a clerk before I can
get a practice shall be spent without--"
"Stop there!" said Moreau. "I have three children, and I can make no
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Heritage of the Desert by Zane Grey:
you up here. It was like a kind of dream. And after--after you kissed
me I--I found out--"
Her silence answered him.
"But, Mescal, if you really love me you can't marry any one else," said
Hare. It was the simple persistence of a simple swain.
"Oh, you don't know, you don't know. It's impossible!"
"Impossible!" Hare's anger flared up. "You let me believe I had won you.
What kind of a girl are you? You were not true. Your actions were
"Not lies," she faltered, and turned her face from him.
The Heritage of the Desert
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde:
which I am bound to say seems to me to show a somewhat impatient
nature - I would beg of you to reconsider your decision.
JACK. But my dear Lady Bracknell, the matter is entirely in your
own hands. The moment you consent to my marriage with Gwendolen, I
will most gladly allow your nephew to form an alliance with my
LADY BRACKNELL. [Rising and drawing herself up.] You must be
quite aware that what you propose is out of the question.
JACK. Then a passionate celibacy is all that any of us can look
LADY BRACKNELL. That is not the destiny I propose for Gwendolen.