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A PORTRAIT A DAY KEEPS MYSELF SANE

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She said he looked better. He insisted it wasn’t true. Then both were silent. They ate carefully—lonely people no longer astonished by their loneliness.

Henry H. Roth

I suppose once you’ve been accused of being a witch, you’re never really safe. People may blame all sorts of accidents and misfortunes on you.

Hugh Lofting

…evil is a force and, like the physical and chemical forces, we cannot annihilate it; we may only change its form. We light upon one evil and hit it with all the might of our civilization, but only succeed in scattering it into a dozen of other forms

James Weldon Johnson

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.

Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve

Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

Kenneth Grahame

A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.

Ring Lardner

When a man’s over head and shoulders in debt, he may live the faster for it, and the better if he goes the right way about it, or else how is it so many live so well, as we see every day after they are ruined?

Maria Edgeworth

That was one of the virtues of being a pessimist: nothing was ever as bad as you thought it would be.

James Jones

I cannot afford to waste my time making money.

Louis Agassiz

He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.

John Buchan