The break would never come as long as fear could turn to wrath.
("The Grapes of Wrath")
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Good God, what a mess of draggle-tail impulses a man is--and a woman too, I guess.
Let's say that when I was a little baby, and all my bones soft and malleable, I was put in a small Episcopal cruciform box and so took my shape. Then, when I broke out of the box, the way a baby chick escapes an egg, is it strange that I had the shape of a cross? Have you ever noticed that chickens are roughly egg-shaped?
Man has become our greatest hazard, and our only hope.
Sometimes, a lie is told in kindness. I don't believe it ever works kindly. The quick pain of truth can pass away, but the slow, eating agony of a lie is never lost.
It's a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.
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I was on the abutment.
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