“This is not a promise, this is not threat, it's just the way it's gonna be!!!”
“a word once written will often accidentally find a life that no one anticipates; it lies”
“Women like her looked at their world, rolled up their sleeves, and tried to make it better. Now”
“Detritus, that's the word. The awful accumulation of wrong decisions, improper terms. You scrape away the excrescences of history...and maybe you get down to the bedrock of human society, where diamonds hide. God of my fathers, how I wish we could bring in the psychological drills and probe down to bedrock.”
“Never ask such a question!” Rhodes exploded. “Anything can be done if men of good principle determine that it shall be done. Have you the courage to strike for immortal goals?” In”
“they believed that the bright, soaring promises of the New Testament could be used as a basis for government; and”
“a nation is totally geared to the waging of war, it had better ensure that war keeps occurring somewhere; and”
“Wrong decisions, Jakob, are never inevitable. A wise man can always turn back from a precipice.”
“The sanest judgment that can be passed on the genesis of this terrible war between two groups of friends is that it was the result of imperiousness on the English side and intransigence on the Boer. Like”
“then it occurred to him that a worthy man dedicates himself not to one particular thing which attracts him, but to all tasks; and he”
“Most important fact of war? Keep your army in existence. Lose the battle, but keep your eye on winning the war.” But”
“What the Voortrekkers failed to realize in their moment of victory was that they had offered the covenant to God, not He to them.”
“Nevertheless, in obedience to the covenant as they understood it, they had won a signal victory, which confirmed their belief that He had accepted their offer and had personally intervened on their behalf. No”
“The Boer nation had become a theocracy, and would so remain. General”
“The English could bring into this tight area four hundred and forty-eight thousand soldiers, but they could not find space in their ships for the extra medicines and food needed to save emaciated women and children. They could import a hundred thousand horses for their cavalry, but not three cows for their concentration camps. Guns bigger than houses they could haul in, but no hospital equipment. It was insane; it was horrifying...”
“So what? All writers are lunatics!”
“... je t'emmènerais dans une contrée resplendissante et prospère, au foyer d'une famille aristocratique des lettrés, fastueux domaine où abondent les fleurs et les saules, terroir de la douceur, de richesse et d'honneurs, pour t'installer dans la joie et en toute sécurité.
Cao Xueqin, "Le Rêve dans le pavillon rouge", trad, fr. par Li Tche-Houa, J. Alézaïs, révision par A. D'Hormon, Paris, Gallimard, "Bibliothèque de la Pléiade", 1981, vol. 1, p. 8.”
“Acknowledging that my biological imperative may not include the drive to procreate, that I just might be attracted to XX chromosomes instead of XY? That's so stupid-minor in comparison to the fact that I might actually be in love for the first time in my life. It's with a girl...so what? Lesbian, bisexual, whatever! Thus isn't about categorisation or chromosomes. This is about how I feel about another person.”
“I am not complete without you.”
“Hey, when the skies turn black, I will reach you. I will pull you from the darkness and bring you home. Always.”
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