A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.

Warning signs that a lover is bored: 1. Passionless kisses. 2. Frequent sighing. 3. Moved, left no forwarding address.

Frederick Douglass

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are people who want crops without plouging the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.

George Seferis

You must create another language and nourish it for years and years with what you have loved, with what you have lost, with what you will never find again.

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.

If you don't know where you are going, chances are you will end up somewhere else.

Cyril Connolly

We fear something before we hate it. A child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noises.

Helen Gurley Brown

Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere.

Dame Rose Macaulay

It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.


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