He likes Nettie Blewett pretty well, too, and mother would rather
he married her than any one.
But while I am alive and have desires I would rather
my hand were withered off than bring one brick to such a building!
But I presume you would rather
be heard in private."
Pro: I would rather
live my life openly and truthfully.
(For those physician executives who fear giving up control--who would rather
tell people the answer than ask them for their suggestions--a word of caution: Whoever asks the questions, controls the interaction.)
Mumbo Jumbo itself can, in fact, be regarded as Reed's contribution to this "future Text" and a product of Jes Grew: "the manic in the artist who would rather
do glossolalia than be 'neat clean and lucid'" (211).
He does not actually demand that marriage be abolished, because, being a pragmatist, he would rather
undermine it by extending all its benefits to unmarried partners--in fact, to everybody.
Spinning the current situation out to its most terrifying extreme, however, yields a worst-case scenario Bailey would rather
not contemplate, let alone actually live: "A severe and prolonged staffing shortage could potentially redefine a CEO's ability to grow a company as he might have hoped."
We know Billy's parents don't love him because his father (Ben Gazzara) killed his puppy and his mother would rather
watch a football game than talk to him, but, again, it doesn't really matter.
There seemed to be a dearth of bona fide stars in attendance, and surfeit of freeze-dried celebs of whom one would rather
It makes me think of the point in the Odyssey when Achilles met Odysseus in the underworld and said, "I would rather be a slave among the living than the king of spirits in the underworld." I don't think Philadelphia would rank as low in Fields' scheme of things as slavery; that's as low as you can get in the land of the living.
ART CLUB 2000 (Shannon Pultz, member): I guess he would rather be dead.