She was married, true; but if one's husband was always sailing round Cape Horn, was it marriage? If one liked him, was it marriage? If one liked other people, was it marriage? And finally, if one still wished, more than anything in the whole world, to write poetry, was it marriage? She had her doubts.
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In fact, though their acquaintance had been so short, they had guessed, as always happens between lovers, everything of any importance about each other in two seconds at the utmost, and it now remained only to fill in such unimportant details as what they were called; where they lived; and whether they were beggars or people of substance.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
Ransack the language as he might, words failed him. He wanted another landscape, and another tongue.
A woman must have money and a room of her own.
As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.
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He who knows himself best esteems himself least.
H. G. Bohn