“Love token? So far you've given me a farthing charm and a book of manners I don't need. No wonder you idiots need a tournament to get married." Tress”
“It looked like it could use a drink," his father mumbled. "I gave it some gin." "Spirits”
“Maybe drinking five or six ales before getting into a massive brawl hadn't been the wisest choice.”
“The first hit is always yours.”
“Rath laughed. "Well I don't recall yours either, so we'll call it even.”
“At least ten times as many people died from preventable, poverty-related diseases on September 11, 2001, as died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on that black day. The terrorist attacks led to trillions of dollars being spent on the ‘war on terrorism’ and on security measures that have inconvenienced every air traveller since then. The deaths caused by poverty were ignored. So whereas very few people have died from terrorism since September 11, 2001, approximately 30,000 people died from poverty-related causes on September 12, 2001, and on every day between then and now, and will die tomorrow.”
“... back then the sky seemed so vast.
And now the sky above me... is low, and narrow, and heavy.”
“Recalling his first impression of Hitler, Hanfstaengl wrote, "Hitler looked like a suburban hairdresser on his day off.”
“The mirror crack'd from side to side
"The curse has come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott”
“Man må våge viss man vil noen steder, sa fru Bantry.”
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