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Posted by on April 13, 2013

“You should certainly have more children — not that I like children very much (I find them tiresome) but they grow up into people if you give them time. In my young days parents were not afraid to admit that they found their children tiresome. Now it is considered unnatural and yet people have fewer. That always strikes me as strange.”

“They didn’t have to bother with their children,” Humphrey pointed out. “They just handed them over to a competent nurse, and — ”

“That’s exactly what I mean,” said Miss Dunne. “They didn’t pretend they liked them. Now they pretend they like them and don’t have them.”

-D.E. Stevenson, Celia’s House

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