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quote 2017-12-25 23:35
When we met again after so many years, there was a great deal of 'do you remember?' We talked of many things; of a life that seems now so remote and alien it is as though it never existed.

Powell, Margaret. Servants hall: a real life Upstairs, downstairs romance. St. Martins Griffin, 2014.

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quote 2017-11-16 17:13
[Gertrude Stein] thinks Fitzgerald will be read when many of his well known contemporaries are forgotten.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond

After hearing for the last few years that it took a WWII book program to bring The Great Gatsby into fashion, I think it's pretty awesome that Stein saw Fitzgerald's brilliance back in 1933. 

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quote 2017-07-16 08:18
Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.

Odede, Kennedy, and Jessica Posner. Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum. N.p.: Ecco, 2015. 13 Oct. 2015. Web.

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quote 2016-11-24 16:00
I'm thinking of the old joke about the couple who find themselves alone on Thanksgiving. The husband calls their children and says, "Your mother and I are getting a divorce." Then he hangs up, turns to his wife, and says, "The kids will be over in fifteen minutes."

Dyke, Dick, and Todd Gold. "Old Things - And What Really Matters." Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths about Aging. Kindle ed. Weinstein, 2015. 266. Electronic.

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quote 2016-10-16 10:06
People say, 'I suppose you got bored with life,' but it wasn't as sudden as that. The seeds are in you and although it may take ten, twenty or forty years, eventually you can do what you wanted to do at the beginning.

Powell, M. (2012). Below stairs: The classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired Upstairs, downstairs and Downton Abbey [Electronic]. New York: St. Martin's Press.

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