“Keep your paws off my fiancèe, you flea-ridden stray!”
“If we have to get married and have a million babies, I hope our relationship will be built on mutual disgust and an endless barrage of ridicule and insults. It feels like the only thing I can count on right now. I don’t want something dumb like respect and affection getting in the way.”
“Sabrina leaned in and pressed her lips to Puck’s. There was a little static shock that startled her and she stepped back with her hands on her mouth.”
“So this fairy tale is a horror story”
“Daphne, I don't think we're in Ferrypot Landing anymore.
“Tristram Shandy isn’t a story with a main plotline interrupted by digressions. It is a story of digressions interrupted by what appears to be a main plotline.”
“There are always two people involved in cruelty, aren't there? One to be vicious and someone to suffer! And what's the use of getting rid of - of wickedness, say - in the outside world if you let it creep back into things from inside you?”
“Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”
“Oh, you are mad!" she exclaimed, quite out of patience.
"Possibly. But I like my madness.”
“So long as one remains in the same condition, the inclinations which result from habit and are the least natural to us can be kept; but as soon as the situation changes, habit ceases and the natural returns.
Education is certainly only habit. Now are there not people who forget and lose their education? Others who keep it? Where does this difference come from? If the name nature were limited to habits conformable to nature, we would spare ourselves this garble!”
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