[It Made Me Very Sad, That Question. Sad And Defeated. Because I Knew She Knew Why I Was Thinking About That Woman—I Was Thinking About My Own Tendencies Toward Aloneness And I Thought I Could End Up Like That Woman, With A Bird Perhaps, Or A Dog—probably A Dog, I Know Birds Are Supposed To Make Good Pets But I Think There's Something Creepy About Them—but Alone With A Life That Didn't Touch Or Overlap With Anyone Else's, A Sort Of Hermetically Sealed Life.]

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"Gro Rollag was no beauty, but she was a strong capable young woman with a long face, prominent cheekbones, high forehead, and a kindly intelligent look in her rather narrow eyes. According to family lore, she was not the most conscientious housekeeper because she preferred reading to housework. A love of books and reading ran in the family. Of all the possessions they were forced to sell or leave behind in Norway, what the Rollags remembered with deepest regret was the library they inherited from an eighteenth-century ancestor - lovely old books sold to pay for their passage to America."

Utah Phillips Quotes

"Frying-Pan Jack and I were in that camp, thats where he said to me, hed been tramping since 1927, I told myself in 27, if I cannot dictate the conditions of my labor, I will henceforth cease to work. You dont have to go to college to figure these things out, no sir. He said, I learned when I was young that the only true life I had was the life of my brain. But if its true that the only real life I had was the life of my brain, what sense does it make to hand that brain to someone for eight hours a day, for their particular use, on the presumption that at the end of the day they will give it back in an unmutilated condition? Fat chance!"

Catherine Asaro Quotes

"You can talk to me, too.""I do!""But you say so little.""Women talk a great deal to one another. All this gossip and such. I am not a woman.""What do you do when you have to command your men?" She inquired, exasperated. "Grunt?"

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"And Im sure they all played by the rules, just liked I did. By the way, when I got laid off four and a half years ago, the stock of my company was at an all-time high. Our CEO retired. He was paid $70 million. Maybe now that is only worth $30 million. Or maybe in a few years if he plays by the rules it will be worth $130 million. Ill still be worth nothing. And I wont have a home or my children. You see why I wonder about playing by the rules? Because I always do. As a result, youre standing where I sleep."

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