There was a new kind of strength in the gravity of her face, and her colors still gave her that look of deep-seated health and ardor.
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There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.
The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
I had killed a big snake. I was now a big fellow.
The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.
No one person knows much more about writing than another. I expect that when people think they know anything about it, then their case is hopeless.
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