Ellen Emerson White · 204 pages
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“I feel rather a fool writing down my thoughts”
“I tried to make each half sandwich last for three full bites, though I could easily have popped them into my mouth whole.”
“Mrs. Carstairs is terribly excited about being aboard this particular ship, as it is the Titanic's maiden voyage, and she is suppose to be the largest ever built.”
“These are hard memories, and I will save the rest of the story for another time.”
“It is my last night here, and I suddenly feel quite tearful, sitting up in my usual window.”
“Here I am, in a lovely hotel room, with my own bathroom. I have never experienced such incredible luxury.”
“Then, all of a sudden, there was a great black hull, stretching farther than my eye could see.”
“For instance, this new idea that You-Know-Who can kill with a single glance from his eyes. That’s a basilisk, listeners. One simple test: Check whether the thing that’s glaring at you has got legs. If it has, it’s safe to look into its eyes, although if it really is You-Know-Who, that’s still likely to be the last thing you ever do.”
“Do not think about sin, he thought. There are enough problems now without sin. Also I have no understanding of it.”
“So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.”
“I will tell you what is my overriding perception of the last twenty years: that we are a civilization careening toward a succession of anticlimaxes – toward an infinity of unsatisfying, and disagreeable endings. ”
“Philosophers have often held dispute
As to the seat of thought in man and brute
For that the power of thought attends the latter
My friend, thy beau, hath made a settled matter,
And spite of dogmas current in all ages,
One settled fact is better than ten sages. (O,Tempora! O,Mores!)”
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