The candle-buds opened their wide white flowers... Their scent spilled out into the air and took possession of the island.
("Lord of the Flies")
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Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.
To be in a world which is a hell, to be of that world and neither to believe in or guess at anything but that world is not merely hell but the only possible damnation the act of a man damning himself. It may be -- I hope it is -- redemption to guess and perhaps perceive that the universe, the hell which we see for all its beauty, vastness, majesty, is only part of a whole which is quite unimaginable.
He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.
The greatest ideas are the simplest.
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I expected results.
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