Hope was always out ahead of fact, possibility obscured the outlines of reality.
("Angle of Repose")
More Quotes from Wallace Stegner:Satisfying natural desires is fine, but natural desires have a way of being both competitive and consequential.
She saw objectives, not obstacles.
Towns are like people. Old ones often have character, the new ones are interchangeable.
No life goes past so swiftly as an eventless one, no clock spins like a clock whose days are all alike.
It is something-it can be everything-to have found a fellow bird with whom you can sit among the rafters while the drinking and boasting and reciting and fighting go on below.
There is one thing above all others that I despise. It is fingers, especially female fingers, messing around in my guts. My guts, like Victorian marriage, are private.
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