Okay but like…in the second ep of Parade’s End when Sylvia tells Christopher that his mother has died…that’s like some of the most incredible acting I’ve ever seen from Benedict tbh. I mean, his FACE just says so so much without words, it’s just amazing, he’s amazing.
Men, at any rate, never fulfilled expectations. They might, upon acquaintance, turn out more entertaining than they appeared; but almost always taking up with a man was like reading a book you had read when you had forgotten that you had read it. You had not been for ten minutes in any sort of intimacy with any man before you had said: ‘But I’ve read all this before…’ You knew the opening, you were already bored by the middle, and, especially, you knew the end….
Ford Madox Ford talking reality in “Parade’s End”
Gentlemen, as a matter of fact, don’t do anything. They exist. Perfuming the air like Madonna lilies. Money comes into them as air through petals and foliage. Thus the world is made better and brighter.
I t ’ s t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h e l o n g e s t d a y, the summer solstice. Sistere and sol, because the sun seems to stand still. We got through the night. My dear, it couldn’t have lasted forever. But you’re a good man. Very clever. Y o u ’ l l m a k e i t t h r o u g h.