Musicians are seldom unemotional; a woman who could sing like that must know how to love indeed. Girls brought up [as you were,] in a very strait-laced and puritan fashion, always pant for liberty and happiness, and the happiness they have never comes up to what they imagined. Those are the girls that make bad wives.
Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850), French novelist. Later appeared as part of Romans et contes philosophiques (1831), and part of the Etudes philosophiques (1831). It then entered the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971) then in vol. I of the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). Count du Tillet's comments to his wife, A Daughter of Eve (Une Fille d'Eve), published with Massimilla Doni, Souverain (1839), first appeared in Le Siècle (1838-1839).