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Letter "D" » drawing room
«The piano is the social instrument par excellence... drawing-room furniture, a sign of bourgeois prosperity, the most massive of the devices by which the young are tortured in the name of education and the grown-up in the name of entertainment.»
Author: Jacques Barzun
, drawing room
, Grown up
, instrument of torture
, par excellence
, The Piano
, The Social
«Creeds made in Dark Ages are like drawings made in dark rooms»
«I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.»
«A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London»
«After all the field of battle possesses many advantages over the drawing-room. There at least is no room for pretension or excessive ceremony, no shaking of hands or rubbing of noses, which make one doubt your sincerity, but hearty as well as hard hand-play. It at least exhibits one of the faces of humanity, the former only a mask.»
Author: Henry David Thoreau
, drawing room
, field of battle
, The Faces
«This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.»