By James Rickman
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A weekly series that explores a featured theme by pairing classic quotations with urgent images. What recent news items inspired these textual/visual sets? Leave your guesses in the comments, and check back next Wednesday for the answers.


“You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.”

—Henrik Ibsen


“A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down.”

—Edna St. Vincent Millay


“I like being a woman, even in a man's world. After all, men can't wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.”

—Whitney Houston


“Sex stops when you pull up your pants,

Love never lets you go.”

—Kingsley Amis


“I grow old...I grow old...

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.”
—T.S. Eliot

See the connections? Write your guesses in the comments — and feel free to leave your own "pants" quotes — and check in next Wednesday to find the headlines that inspired these pairings.

Images: ABC News, India Times,,, New York Times

Answers to last week's installment: