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"… I am not yet religious: I am only disillusioned with the irreligious."

Mary Adams, Confessions of a Wife (1902)

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"Motherhood is like Albania — you can’t trust the descriptions in the books, you have to go there."

Marni Jackson, The Mother Zone (1992)

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"Cynthia wanted to know if she’d come out here to be discovered. When Linda looked blank for a moment, Cynthia laughed and said, ‘How refereshing!’ Everybody else, she assured Linda, was trying to break into the industry, on one level or another. Waiters, parking attendants, supermarket clerks. Her own houseman took method-acting classes, and her secretary wrote screenplays in her spare time. Cynthia said she half expected her dentist to break into song and dance during a root canal."

Hilma Wolitzer, Tunnel of Love (1994)

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"In the country they say, ‘We’ll come when it rains.’ When the soft rains come soaking through the day and into the night, they go visiting, they sit around the kitchen table in a dry place and talk of children and crops."

Yvette Nelson, We'll Come When It Rains (1982)

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"… it is always easier to do nothing than to try a new line of action."

Eleanor Roosevelt, My Days (1938)

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"Time comes to us softly, slowly. It sits besides us for a while. Then, long before we are ready, it moves on."

Jacqueline Woodson, If You Come Softly (2006)

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"Forgiveness doesn’t happen to be a weakness of mine!"

Kathleen T. Norris, Little Ships (1925)

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"The best augury of a man’s success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world."

George Eliot, Daniel Deronda (1874)

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