"Oh cursed corset! If I could let it out, without indecent exposure."
— Samuel Beckett, "All That Fall"
Governor Swann: I'm told it's the latest fashion in London.
Elizabeth Swann: Women in London must have learnt not to breathe!
Carrie: "I'm glad I'm not old enough to wear corsets."
Laura: "Be glad while you can be. You'll have to soon enough."