|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:
all alone. He needs a party of jolly boys to play with, or somebody
young and lively. I've a great mind to go over and tell the old
The idea amused Jo. who liked to do daring things and was
always scandalizing Meg by her queer performances. The plan of
`going over' was not forgotten. And when the snowy afternoon came,
Jo resolved to try what could be done. She saw Mr. Lawrence drive off,
and then sallied out to dig her way down to the hedge, where she
paused and took a survey. All quiet, curtains down at the lower windows,
servants out of sight, and nothing human visible but a curly
black head leaning on a thin hand at the upper window.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Essays & Lectures by Oscar Wilde:
individualism about each man and woman, for this is the essence of
art - a desire on the part of man to express himself in the noblest
way possible. And this is the reason that the grandest art of the
world always came from a republic: Athens, Venice, and Florence -
there were no kings there and so their art was as noble and simple
as sincere. But if you want to know what kind of art the folly of
kings will impose on a country look at the decorative art of France
under the GRAND MONARQUE, under Louis the Fourteenth; the gaudy
gilt furniture writhing under a sense of its own horror and
ugliness, with a nymph smirking at every angle and a dragon
mouthing on every claw. Unreal and monstrous art this, and fit
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Horse's Tale by Mark Twain:
herself, and it hurts that kind for people to be rude to them."
"I'll have that doctor hanged."
"Marse Tom, she don't WANT him hanged. She - "
"Well, then, I'll have him boiled in oil."
"But she don't WANT him boiled. I - "
"Oh, very well, very well, I only want to please her; I'll have him
"Why, SHE don't want him skinned; it would break her heart. Now -
"Woman, this is perfectly unreasonable. What in the nation DOES