“The world breaks everyone …”

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

— Ernest Hemingway, “A Farewell to Arms,” 1929

 

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Disney Cartoons’ “The Haunted House,” 1929

I think I said this last year around Halloween — I’m a sucker for antique animated shorts.  They’re sometimes darker and trippier than you’d expect, and they’re a weird glimpse into the past.  This was released on December 2, 1929, at the very start of the Great Depression; it was just over a month after the stock market crash.