“I said I could and I would. And I did.”
“It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.”
“To have a good brain the stomach must be cared for.”
“The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat-trap. It is easy to get in, but once there it is impossible to get out.”
“A pretty young Hebrew woman spoke so little English I could not get her story except as told by the nurses. They said her name is Sarah Fishbaum, and that her husband put her in the asylum because she had a fondness for other men than himself.”
“I felt sure now that no doctor could tell whether people were insane or not, so long as the case was not violent. Later”
“That was the greatest night of my existence. For a few hours I stood face to face with “self!” I”
“VERY EARLY THE OTHER MORNING I started out, not with the pleasure-seekers, but with those who toil the day long that they may live.”
“Compare this with a criminal, who is given every chance to prove his innocence. Who would not rather be a murderer and take the chance for life than be declared insane, without hope of escape?”
“It’s hard to grieve in a town where everything that happens is God’s will. It’s hard to know what to do with your emptiness when you’re not supposed to have emptiness.”
“A wife is her husband’s richest treasure, a helpmeet, a steadying column. A vineyard with no hedge will be overrun; a man with no wife becomes a helpless wanderer,”’ he quoted,”
“Anger is never without a Reason, but seldom with a good One.”
“Grey was modest about his own endowments, but also honest enough to admit that he possessed some and that his person was reasonably attractive to women.”
“Need is not transitive, one may need without oneself being needed.”
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