There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
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Happiness ain't a thing in itself -- it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant. . . . And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain't happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.
There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe. . . the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
You can't reason with the heart it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns.
You can go to heaven if you want. I'd rather stay in Bermuda.
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Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It's a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed you as a sissy, basically.
A comic can be aesthetically beautiful. I think they captured it beautifully and accurately.
Conquer, but don't triumph.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach