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Quote Left Mother is putting my new secondhand clothes in order. She prays now, she says, that I may learn in my own life and away from home and friends what the heart is and what it feels. Amen. So be it. Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race. Quote Right
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Quote Left Amen. So be it. Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the ... Quote Right
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Quote Left Night, Night. Tellmetale of stem or stone. Beside the rivering waters of hitherandthithering waters of the Night! Quote Right
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Quote Left Jesus was a bachelor and never lived with a woman. Surely living with a woman is one of the most difficult things a man has to do, and he never did it. Quote Right
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Quote Left History is a nightmare from which we are trying to awaken. Quote Right
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Quote Left The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was fallin... Quote Right
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Quote Left By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind... Quote Right
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Quote Left History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. Quote Right
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Quote Left Everyone, whether cardinal or scientist, who believes that his own truth is complete and final must become a dogmatist...The more sincere his faith, the more he is bound to persecute, to save others from falling into error. Quote Right
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Quote Left Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race. Quote Right
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Quote Left Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home. Quote Right
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Quote Left He winged away on a wildgoup's chase across the kathartic ocean and made synthetic ink and sensitive paper for his own end out of his wit's wa... Quote Right
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Quote Left Our civilization, bequeathed to us by fierce adventurers, eaters of meat and hunters, is so full of hurry and combat, so busy about many things which perhaps are of no importance, that it cannot but see something feeble in a civilization which smiles as it refuses to make the battlefield the test of excellence. Quote Right
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Quote Left I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction. Quote Right
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Quote Left When I heard the word stream uttered with such a revolting primness, what I think of is urine and not the contemporary novel. And besides, it isn't new, it is far from the dernier cri. Shakespeare used it continually, much too much in my opinion, and there's Tristam Shandy, not to mention the Agamemnon. Quote Right
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Quote Left No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination. Quote Right
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Quote Left Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. Quote Right
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Quote Left Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They're willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to perservere in the face of many difficult odds. There's a very positive relationship between people's ability to accomplish any task and the time they're willing to spend on it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, making it, or success. Quote Right
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Quote Left While you have a thing it can be taken from you... but when you give it, you have given it. No robber can take it from you. It is yours then for ever when you have given it. It will be yours always. That is to give. Quote Right
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Quote Left Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins commited in previous lives. Quote Right
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Quote Left A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. Quote Right
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Quote Left I call that a scumhead. Quote Right
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Quote Left Mistakes are the portals of discovery. Quote Right
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Quote Left The pleasures of love lasts but a fleeting but the pledges of life outlusts a lieftime. Quote Right
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