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  • The first impulse of many women as the current bears them toward middle age is to turn back toward youth or at least to try to remain stationary, treading water. But wise women perceive how pleasant the new scene is and let the current carry them serenely. Even when it seems to be bearing them on from middle age to age itself, they do not struggle and they enjoy all their voyage, for they feel that evening air has a good quality of its own.

  • All relationships are fragile ... any moment they fall to pieces; they are bindings of old books; they crack at the very point of union; they rot with overweight of pages.

  • The last four years of psychoanalysis are a waste of money.

  • I expect this is what death is like when you meet it. Sort of wildly unfair but inevitable.

  • ... the unfortunate Major was one of those miserable people who seem to live in a state of perpetual enmity with everything and everybody.

  • You say that prejudice is cruel! This comes from her being both blind and deaf. She closes her eyes that she may stab you boldly; she knows very well that if once she were to look at you, she could not do it. She stops her ears not to hear your supplications nor your cry of agony .... If, at least, she could leave you some traces of your own self! If, in destroying she would not disfigure you! If you might remain a man amongst men, likeable, warm, cordial; if she did not transform you into a hateful object!

  • Domestic work, is, after all, both tedious and repetitive, and it is not surprising that most women and all men avoid as much of it as possible.

  • Satyre ... is a sort of Glass wherein Beholders do gen'rally discover ev'rybody's Face but their own.