Abra was ready ere I called her name. And though I called another, Abra came.
("East of Eden")
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Money is not nice. Money got no friends but more money.
Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.
I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.
A book is like a man clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
The words are meaningless except in terms of feeling. Does anyone act as the result of thought or does feeling stimulate action and sometimes thought implement it.
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Alfred North Whitehead
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