“Everybody’s got somewhere to go. Just takes some folks longer to figure out where to.”
“I guess it comes down to greed. You don’t pay folks, you make more money. That and thinking one race wasn’t as good as another.”
“What’s a quick fling in the sack compared to decades of indifference?”
“She wrote the phone number down on another slip of paper, rushed into the bathroom, crumpled up the letter, and flushed it down the toilet. For one paralyzing moment she envisioned federal law enforcement agents hiding somewhere in the White House intercepting her toilet water and reconstructing the letter. But that was impossible. That was the stuff of Orwell’s 1984. Yet in some ways, by living at the White House, she had already seen Orwell’s masterpiece of “fascism perfected” in a way most Americans could never imagine. She”
“When you love someone you got to be prepared to hate too.”
“Farming was a risky proposition under even the best of circumstances. Folks who toiled in the dirt could do everything right and a drought or an early freeze could come and wipe them out.”
“she glimpsed an aging man who had just lost everything and had no idea what he was supposed to be doing with the time he had left to live.”
“Based on my own experience, boys will mess with your heart and girls with your head.”
“thousand yards of this place.” “Who is she?”
“And asking people to take the time to read and actually think about stuff? Heaven forbid.”
“Issues. The dreaded word. It seemed so innocuous. Issues. Everyone had issues.”
“My mom said you always write thank-you letters, and besides, I wanted to.”
“The white men had basically crapped all over the only race that could call itself indigenous in America.”
“While it was true that the president of the United States was the world’s ultimate juggler of tasks, it was also a fact that the First Lady, traditionally, was no slouch in that department either.”
“When you didn’t have much, you tended to keep what you had.”
“engine, picked up the pages, ripped off the rubber band, and”
“Society thinks of violent acts as manifestations of evil or immorality. We're told we have ultimate control over our own behavior, that each and every one of us has the free will to choose not to hurt another human being. But it's not just morality that guides us. Biology does as well. Our frontal lobs helps us integrate thoughts and actions. They help us weight the consequences of those actions. Without such control, we'd give in to every wild impulse.”
“First of all, this goes no further than this room."
"Agreed," she said quickly.
Anthony looked pointedly at Simon.
"Of course," he replied.
"Mother would be devastated if she learned the truth."
"Actually," Simon murmured, "I rather think your mother would applaud our ingenuity, but since you have quite obviously known
her longer, I bow to your discretion."
Anthony shot him a frosty look. "Second, under no circumstances are the two of you to be alone together. Ever."
"Well, that should be easy," Daphne said, "as we wouldn't be allowed to be alone if we were courting in truth, anyway."
Simon recalled their brief interlude in the hall at Lady Danbury's house, and found it a pity that he wasn't to be allowed any more private time with Daphne, but he recognized a brick wall when he saw one, especially when said wall happened to be named
Anthony Bridgerton. So he just nodded and murmured his assent.
"There is a third?" Daphne asked.
"There would be thirty if I could think of them," Anthony growled.
"Very well," she acceded, looking most aggrieved. "If you must.”
“He sighed, his hands tangling themselves in my already-knotted hair. “Violet, don’t ever leave me. Whatever happens; however things get, just don’t go. Please.”
“This is not an end. It is a beginning. You will need the courage of a lion to face this journey.”
“judge not that ye be not judged”
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