[For Over Twenty-five Centuries We've Been Bearing The Weight Of Superb And Heterogeneous Civilizations, All From Outside, None Made By Ourselves, None That We Could Call Our Own. This Violence Of Landscape, This Cruelty Of Climate, This Continual Tension In Everything, And Even These Monuments Of The Past, Magnificent Yet Incomprehensible Because Not Built By Us And Yet Standing Round Us Like Lovely Mute Ghosts; All Those Rulers Who Landed By Main Force From Every Direction Who Were At Once Obeyed, Soon Detested, And Always Misunderstood, Their Only Expressions Works Of Art We Couldn't Understand And Taxes Which We Understood Only Too Well And Which They Spent Elsewhere: All These Things Have Formed Our Character, Which Is Thus Conditioned By Events Outside Our Control As Well As By A Terrifying Insularity Of Mind.]

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"So, whos going to tell Mrs Beale shes got a month to plan a wedding feast ?"Hells fire. Mrs Beale was a marvelous cook. She also had what he considered an unnatural relationship with her meat cleaver. Since hed inherited SaDiablo Hall, he had gained a finer appreciation of why his father had stayed away from anything to do with the kitchen unless cornered. The woman was downright scary at times.The fact that she and Beale, the Halls butler, were happily married was something he tried not to think about because it made him wonder things about Beale hed rather not wonder."If we both went to Amdarh, we could just write her a note," Jaenelle said.He looked at Jaenelle. She looked at him."Good idea," he said." - Author: Anne Bishop

Quotes About Orual

"I saw in a flash that if I shrank from this there would at once be less Queen and more Orual in me." - Author: C.S. Lewis

Quotes About Too Much Of A Good Thing

"He saw clearly how plain and simple - how narrow, even - it all was; but clearly, too, how much it all meant to him, and the special value of some such anchorage in ones existence. He did not at all want to abandon the new life and its splendid spaces, to turn his back on sun and air and all they offered him and creep home and stay there; the upper world was all too strong, it called to him still, even down there, and he knew he must return to the larger stage. But it was good to think he had this to come back to, this place which was all his own, these things which were so glad to see him again and could always be counted upon for the same simple welcome." - Author: Kenneth Grahame

Quotes About Meaningless Life

"One conceals oneself standing silently beside the trunk of a tree and what there is of a reflective tendency in his nature is intensified. One shudders at the thought of the meaninglessness of life while at the same instant, and if the people of the town are his people, one loves life so intensely that tears come into the eyes." - Author: Sherwood Anderson

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Quotes About Divine Retribution

"Mark Spitz had met plenty of the divine-retribution folks over the months. This was their moment; they were umbrella salesmen standing outside a subway entrance in a downpour. The human race deserved the plague, we brought it on ourselves for poisoning the planet, for the Death of God, the calculated brutalities of the global economic system, for driving primordial species to extinction: the entire collapse of values as evidenced by everything from nuclear fission to reality television to alternate side of the street parking. Mark Spitz could only endure these harangues for a minute or two before he split. It was boring.The plague was the plague. You were wearing galoshes, or you werent." - Author: Colson Whitehead

Quotes About Sister And Brother In Law

"Marrying cousins was astoundingly common into the nineteenth century, and nowhere is this better illustrated than with the Darwins and their cousins the Wedgwoods (of pottery fame). Charles married his first cousin Emma Wedgwood, daughter of his beloved Uncle Josiah. Darwins sister Caroline, meanwhile, married Josiah Wedgwood III, Emmas brother and the Darwin siblings joint first cousin. Another of Emmas brothers, Henry, married not a Darwin but a first cousin from another branch of his own Wedgwood family, adding another strand to the familys wondrously convoluted genetics. Finally, Charles Langton, who was not related to either family, first married Charlotte Wedgwood, another daughter of Josiah and cousin of Charles, and then upon Charlottes death married Darwins sister Emily, thus becoming, it seems, his sister-in-laws sister-in-laws husband and raising the possibility that any children of the union would be their own first cousins." - Author: Bill Bryson

Quotes About Anon

"I walk towards the car but on second thought step back to the railing for a final look. Enormous. Anonymous. I could hurtle myself down the walls of this chasm, and never be found." - Author: Jodi Picoult

Quotes About Pirm

"Tai, ką papasakojo Dievas, žmonės, perpasakodami vieni kitiems, sukarikatūrino, iškraipė ir apvertė aukštyn kojom. Viskas prasidėjo nuo Mozės su tais akmeniniais bloknotais. Jis ne taip suprato Dievą. Viską iškraipė. Mozė buvo pirmasis žurnalistas, kuris nemokėjo imti interviu." - Author: Sigitas Parulskis

Quotes About Grey Matter

"Young Mr. Maxwell would make a very good match."Camillas lovely face hardened just a little at the mention of Maxwell. Grey could have kissed her. "He was quick to abandon her the last time he courted my daughter, so I will have to reserve judgment until hes proven himself a changed man, no matter how well I wish to think of him.""Very wise," Grey agreed, ignoring the look his brother slanted toward him."A few years can do wonders for a mans maturity," Archer remarked.Grey shrugged. "Or not. Some men simply become overgrown boys and never face the consequences of their actions."Archer smiled. "And some blame society and hide like scared mice for the rest of their lives."Were they alone Grey might have hit him. But they werent alone, and instead of giving into his anger, he was left with having to face how much hearing his brother say such a thing hurt. Not only hurt, it made him deuced uncomfortable." - Author: Kathryn Smith