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"Outside I am a little machine wound up; inside I am a thousand miles away, and doing a thousand other things. Some day I am going to blow up and break my inside workings, for I wasn’t meant to run regular and on time. I wasn’t."

Kate Langley Bosher, Mary Cary (1910)

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"Nothing is more trying than nerves to people who have none."

Ellen Glasgow, Vein of Iron (1935)

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"There are no bystanders in this life."

Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World (2012)

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"Memories, she’d learned, were malleable animals. Wishes blended with facts and cemented into histories that people were shocked to find untrue."

Susan Dunlap, High Fall (1994)

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"… I find churches limit me."

Olivia Robertson, The Golden Eye (1949)

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"A man would rather fail according to his own ideas than succeed according to another’s."

Kate Langley Bosher, Miss Gibbie Gault (1911)

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"… the rule of Nobody … is what the political form known as bureaucracy truly is."

Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963)

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"He hoped he would die before the party. As a solver of problems it is a fact that death has been over-rated."

Stella Benson, Poor Man (1923)

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