A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
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Between grief and nothing I will take grief.
I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing.
Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it... the basest of all things is to be afraid.
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People mature with age and experience. I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar.
I don't have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed.
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
G. M. Trevelyan