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quote 2017-08-19 14:39
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.

—George Washington

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quote 2017-08-18 03:09
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.

—Lemony Snicket

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quote 2017-08-16 23:16
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.

—Madeleine L'Engle

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quote 2017-08-16 13:47
Here, the streets were so quiet. We were two miles from our old apartment. Easily, I could imagine how quickly a sort of amnesia might kick in; how tempting it would be to let this new silence swaddle us. 'Happiness' does not have to be synonymous with 'complacency' of course. But now I better understood how a person might unconsciously begin to draw the curtains, turning a home into a walled garden. Would we forget about our homeless neighbors if we were no longer living within earshot of one another? If we weren’t literally rubbing shoulders? On our first night in the new house, this seemed like something dangerous to guard against.

Karen Russell, “Looking for Home”
http://lithub.com/looking-for-home-karen-russell-on-americas-housing-catastrophe/

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text 2017-08-08 18:17
Advice
The Moonstone (Evergreens) - Wilkie Collins

"Study your wife closely, for the next four-and-twenty hours. If your good lady doesn’t exhibit something in the shape of a contradiction in that time, Heaven help you!—you have married a monster."

 

Oh, Mr. Collins!

 

Seriously, this book makes me smile a lot. :D

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