“Feelings so wild and so strong. Feelings we never thought were possible before. Don’t ever promise to adore me all your life. Let’s not make promises like that knowing me knowing you. Let’s keep the feeling that this love of ours, this love of ours, will be short and sweet.”
Eadweard Muybridge, Cat trotting, changing to a gallop; Animal Locomotion, c. 1887.
“From every part of the crowded and brilliantly lighted streets came the crash of splintered glass. People started as windows shattered at their side; suddenly there was another crash in front of them; on the other side of the street; behind – everywhere.”
The London Sound Survey has a wonderful online collection of descriptions and references to sounds drawn from autobiographies, diaries and statutes, as well as novels written around the times they depict.
The quote above is from the Daily Mail in 1910 about the ‘Suffragettes going window smashing’.(via sound-art-text)