Perhaps as you went along you did learn something. I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what it was all about.
Say, there's plenty of Americans on this train. They've got seven cars of them from Dayton, Ohio.
Enjoying living was learning to get your money's worth and knowing when you had it.
That seemed to handle it. That was it. Send a girl off with one man. Introduce her to another to go off with him. Now go and bring her back. And sign the wire with love. That was it all right. I went in to lunch.
Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.
The grain-fields went up the hillsides. Now as we went higher there was a wind blowing the grain.
Going to another country doesn't make any difference. I've tried all that. You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another. There's nothing to that.
The world was not wheeling anymore. It was just very clear and bright and inclined to blur at the edges.
He'll never be frightened. He knows too damn much.
There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.
I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what is was all about.
This is a hell of dull talk...How about some of that champagne?
I have a rotten habit of picturing the bedroom scenes of my friends.
This was Brett that I had felt like crying about. Then I thought of her walking up the street and stepping into the car, as I had last seen her, and of course in a little while I felt like hell again. It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night is another thing.
I mistrust all frank and simple people, especially when their stories hold together
You ought to dream. All our biggest businessmen have been dreamers.
I never used to realize it, I guess. I try and play it along and just not make trouble for people. Probably I never would have had any trouble at all if I hadn't run into Brett when they shipped me to England. I suppose she only wanted what she couldn't have. Well, people were that way. To hell with people. The Catholic Church had an awfully good way of handling all that. Good advice, anyway. Not to think about it. Oh, it was swell advice. Try and take it sometime. Try and take it.
You're not a moron. You're only a case of arrested development.
It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.
It was like certain dinners I remember from the war. There was much wine, an ignored tension, and a feeling of things coming that you could not prevent happening. Under the wine I lost the disgusted feeling and was happy. It seemed they were all such nice people.
It was not brilliant bull-fighting. It was only perfect bull-fighting.
Mr. Barnes, it is because I have lived very much that now I can enjoy everything so well
Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.
Oh, darling, I've been so miserable.
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