[In That Latitude The Temperature Flirted With A Hundred Degrees For A Few Of The Dog Days, But To A Child It Can Hardly Ever Be Too Hot. I Liked The Sun Licking The Backs Of My Legs, And The Sweat Between My Shoulder Blades, And The Violet Evenings, With Ice Cream And Fireflies, Wherein The Long Day Slowly Cooled. I Liked The Ants Piling Up Dirt Like Coffee Grounds Between The Bricks Of Our Front Walk, And The Milkweed Spittle In The Vacant Lot Next Door. I Liked The Freedom Of Shorts, Sneakers, And Striped T-shirt, With Freckles And A Short Hot-weather Haircut.We Love Easily In Summer, Perhaps, Because We Love Our Summer Selves.]

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Donald Sadoway Quotes

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Raymond Weaver Quotes

"He challenged the world with his genius, and the world defeated him by ignoring the challenge and starving him. He stopped writing because he had failed and because he had no choice but to accept the worlds terms: there is no mystery here. This was not insanity, but common sense."

John Michael Greer Quotes

"[T]he ideals and desires of the majority define the structure of society as it is; a would-be mass movement that pursues a different path will reliably find itself failing to attract members, while a mass movement that reshapes its message to attract a large audience will inevitably turn into a mechanism for replicating the existing order of things."

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Quotes About Frequent Flyers

"If you let your man-made actions to be more frequent than your man-said words you will travail with praise in man-win visions. Do more, say less, win big." - Author: Israelmore Ayivor

Quotes About Affectations

"I know women are taught by other women that they must never admit the full truth to a man. But the highest form of affection is based on full sincerity on both sides. Not being men, these women dont know that in looking back on those he has had tender relations with, a mans heart returns closest to her who was the soul of truth in her conduct. The better class of man, even if caught by airy affectations of dodging and parrying, is not retained by them. A Nemesis attends the woman who plays the game of elusiveness too often, in the utter contempt for her that, sooner or later, her old admirers feel; under which they allow her to go unlamented to her grave." - Author: Thomas Hardy

Quotes About Fate

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Quotes About Cute Girlfriend

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Quotes About Missing Something You Never Had

"On the flight to Phillidelphia, she sat alone in the middle of a row of three seats. She could not help but think of how, if she were a mother traveling, there would be two seats filled beside her. One for Lindsey. One for Buckley. But though she was, by definition a mother, she had at some point ceased to be one too. She couldnt claim that right and privilege after missing more than half a decade of their lives. She now knew that being a mother was a calling, something plenty of young girls dreamed of being. But my mother had never had that dream, and she had been punished in the most horrible and unimaginable way for never having wanted me." - Author: Alice Sebold

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Quotes About Dora

"Now, its undeniably true that male writers (including yours truly) are generally and commercially allowed to write about "girl stuff" without being penalized for doing so. In part this is the same old shit its always been ... Ive said before that men who write mostly about men win prizes for revealing the human condition, while women who write about both men and women are filed away as writing "womens issues." Likewise, in fantasy, the imprimatur of a dude somehow makes stuff like romance, relationship drama, introspection, and adorable animal companions magically not girly after all.In a sense, we male fantasists are allowed to be like money launderers for girl cooties."[Game of Thrones and Invisible Cootie Vectors (blog post, March 30, 2014)]" - Author: Scott Lynch