Quote by George Orwell
I'm not interested in the next generation, dear. I'm interested in .' - Julia
This quote implies that the speaker, Julia, does not prioritize or concern themselves with the future or the upcoming generation. Instead, their focus lies solely on their own immediate interests and desires. The quote suggests a sense of self-centeredness or lack of concern for the welfare or development of future generations.
Those who are esteemed umpires of taste, are often persons who have acquired some knowledge of admired pictures or sculptures, and have an inclination for whatever is elegant; but if you inquire whether they are beautiful souls, and whether their own acts are like fair pictures, you learn that they are selfish and sensual. Their cultivation is local, as if you should rub a log of dry wood in one spot to produce fire, all the rest remaining cold. Their knowledge of the fine arts is some study of rules and particulars, or some limited judgment of color or form which is exercised for amusement or for show. It is a proof of the shallowness of the doctrine of beauty, as it lies in the minds of our amateurs, that men seem to have lost the perception of the instant dependence of form upon soul.