October 07, 2014

Gaudy Night (2)

The prospect seemed discouraging for Miss Schuster-Slatt's matrimonial campaign, since the rull seemed to be that a great woman must either die unwed, to Miss Schuster-Slatt's distress, or find a still greater man to marry her. And that limited the great woman's choice considerably, since, though the world of course abounded in great men, it contained a very much larger number of middling and common-place men. The great man, on the other hand, could marry where he liked, not being restricted to great women; indeed, it was often found sweet and commendable in him to choose a woman of no sort of greatness at all. 

— Gaudy Night, by Dorothy Sayers
(And dammit if it isn't also true about DC.) 

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this is unfortunately so true. (P.S. I *love* Gaudy Night. Probably my favorite Wimsey novel, although Whose Body and Busman's Honeymoon, the most romantic book I've ever read, also compete for that title.)