I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
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And yet to every bad there is a worse.
A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.
Eustacia Vye was the raw material of a divinity. On Olympus she would have done well with a little preparation. She had the passions and instincts which make a model goddess, that is, those which make not quite a model woman.
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
Silence is wonderful to listen to.
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Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing about the world which is upsidedown: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive.
Daisies are like sunshine to the ground.
In 1995, I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
John E. Walker