|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde:
always be my friend. Of course, I am very fond of Harry.
But I know that you are better than he is. You are not stronger--
you are too much afraid of life--but you are better. And how
happy we used to be together! Don't leave me, Basil, and don't
quarrel with me. I am what I am. There is nothing more to be
The painter felt strangely moved. The lad was infinitely dear to him,
and his personality had been the great turning point in his art.
He could not bear the idea of reproaching him any more. After all,
his indifference was probably merely a mood that would pass away.
There was so much in him that was good, so much in him that
The Picture of Dorian Gray
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Pericles by William Shakespeare:
Of all say'd yet, mayst thou prove prosperous!
Of all say'd yet, I wish thee happiness!
Like a bold champion, I assume THe lists,
Nor ask advice of any other thought
But faithfulness and courage.
[He reads the riddle.]
I am no viper, yet I feed
On mother's flesh which did me breed.
I sought a husband, in which labour
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Coxon Fund by Henry James:
decline to take him."
"You'll hear more about him in spite of yourself. I can't, no, I
really can't resist the impression that he's a big man." I was
already mastering--to my shame perhaps be it said--just the tone my
old friend least liked.
"It's doubtless only a trifle," he returned, "but you haven't
happened to mention what his reputation's to rest on."
"Why on what I began by boring you with--his extraordinary mind."
"As exhibited in his writings?"
"Possibly in his writings, but certainly in his talk, which is far
and away the richest I ever listened to."