Friday, August 16, 2013

Quote of the Week: I Have Always Loved You-Hoo-Hoo-Hoo

There's a fine line between the bold romantic gesture and stalking. The tricky crux of the matter is that it depends to a great extent on how that gesture is going to be received -- which factor, unfortunately, the impetuous suitor/obsessed stalker has lost all ability to gauge. A friend of mine reports that all the women he's polled have been enthusiastic advocates of the bold romantic gesture, but this, he suspects, is because they're automatically picturing John Cusack making it, not Steve Buscemi or Peter Lorre or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Often you don't know whether you're the hero of a romantic comedy or the villain on a Lifetime special until the restraining order arrives.
 - Tim Kreider, "The Creature Walks Among Us," p.12 in We Learn Nothing

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