“He’d spent his life being a perfect gentleman. He’d never been a flirt. He’d never been a rogue. He hated being the center of attention, but by God, he wanted to be the center of her attention.”
― Julia Quinn, Just Like Heaven
“A gentleman holds my hand.
A man pulls my hair.
A soulmate will do both.”
― Alessandra Torre
Boys dressed up in school uniforms pose with king penguins at the London Zoo, 1953. Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart and David S. Boyer, National Geographic Creative
Portrait of George Moore
Édouard Manet – 1879
“You are trying to kidnap what I have rightfully stolen, and I think it quite ungentlemanly.”
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride
“Be patient, calm, compassionate. Know that existence is fleeting.”
Nikolay Yaroshenko – Student, 1881
Here we see a gloomy and reserved student, a revolutionary (sooner of later). It’s believed that Yaroshenko also made a reference to Dostoevsky’s Raskolnikov, the main character of Crime and Punishment, who was a former student and associated himself with Napoleon. Look at his napoleonic gesture!
“Can a magician kill a man by magic?” Lord Wellington asked Strange. Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. “I suppose a magician might,” he admitted, “but a gentleman never would.”
― Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell