Thomas Keneally · 178 pages
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“In the mind of a true snob there are certain limited criteria to denote the value of human existence. Jimmie's criteria were: home, hearth, wife, land. Those who possessed these had beatitude unchallengable. Other men had accidental, random life. Nothing better.”
“Coitus is random, children are definite.”
“The truest crime remaining to him to commit was the waste of love. It should be bequeathed, as land is.”
“She yawns for men and not with her mouth. She weeps for men and not with her eyes. She drinks men down, she is a cave for me.”
“She yawns for men and not with her mouth. She weeps for men and not with her eyes. She drinks men down, she is a cave for men.”
“Lower ways of life give way to higher.”
“You've had the power all along, girl. Go live your dreams.”
“When did this story morph? When did it change from a tale of two to a tragedy of three?”
“peace will come accompanied by sacrifice and death. I”
“Ah, yes. That. The sin of being happy or excited. According to my father, we must guard carefully against such things. According to my father, these emotions are the equivalent of dancing on out fifth-floor window ledge. Clearly inviting a nasty fall.”
“You can't trust anyone - I learned that the hard way.”
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