On the Eve of Sensibility
I do not wish to be a coward like the father of mankind and throw the blame upon a woman.
– Ouida, Wanda, Countess von Szalras –
She remembered the story from her childhood, about Adam and Eve in the garden, and the talking snake. Even as a little girl she had said – to the consternation of her family – What kind of idiot was Eve, to believe a snake? But now she understood, for she had heard the voice of the snake and had watched as a wise and powerful man had fallen under its spell.
Eat the fruit and you can have the desires of your heart. It’s not evil, it’s noble and good. You’ll be praised for it.
And it’s delicious.
– Orson Scott –
I’ve never seen such a bunch of apple-eaters.
– J.D. Salinger –