She was thinking. i could see, even on that short acquaintance, that thinking was always going to be a bother for her.
("The Big Sleep")
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It's so hard for women-even nice women-to realize that their bodies are not irresistible.
The moment a man begins to talk about technique that's proof that he is fresh out of ideas.
I certainly admire people who do things.
He looked as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.
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