They had been permitted to sit up till after the ice-cream, which naturally marked the limit of human indulgence.
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And moreover, to succeed, the artist must possess the courageous soul . . . the brave soul. The soul that dares and defies.
But she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely.
The voice of the sea is seductive, never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander in abysses of solitude.
The Doctor...told the old ever-new and curious story of the waning of a woman's love, seeking strange, new channels, only to return to its legitimate source after days of fierce unrest.
The years that are gone seem like dreams -- if one might go on sleeping and dreaming -- but to wake up and find -- oh well perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life.
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The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.
In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.
Samuel George Morton
I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless, lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors, was happy, was miserable.