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Moreover, a book is not made of sentences laid end to end, but of sentences built, if an image helps, into arcades or domes.


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Tom's great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn dropped face -- as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding and thought.
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The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
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Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
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The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.
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What did she feel Did she love him, or did she feel nothing at all for him or for any other man, being, as she had said that afternoon, free, like the wind or the sea
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On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.
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