Yeats was 18th-century oratory, almost.
There were no vampires of note in Western literature until about the 18th century. But they tell us where we park our anxieties, whether its over-powerful women, death or damnation. We make our own monsters.
I promised myself: Before your 18th birthday, you're going to be at Jean Paul Gaultier. And it worked. I was hired.
Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid.
Spending time on 18th-century ships in Tahiti when I was 17 was quite unusual.
I remember for my 18th birthday, I was going to get a tattoo, and I made the mistake of thinking I was a man and telling my father, and he was like, 'Oh yeah? You better tattoo a new address on your arm, because you're not living here!' And that was the end of that discussion.
I would say I'm a 19th-century liberal, possibly even an 18th-century one.
The fact that I spend a lot of time in the 18th century doesn't mean I'm not concerned with the 21st.
The writer I feel the most affinity with - you said you felt my books are 19th century novels, I think they're 18th century novels - is Fielding, Henry Fielding, he's the guy who does it for me.
Hamilton had one of those extraordinary 18th-century minds that touched on virtually every major topic of the day.
I am a person of the 18th century.
I would still love to do more Handel. I think Handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it's also important to do the music of Handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century.
What I have always liked about Brighton is its impersonality. Since the 18th century, people have come, used the place and gone home again.
The blues are like the fugue in 18th century. It's probably the music that belongs most to our time.
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