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  • One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is the assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.

  • What I find most injurious to mankind in modern advertising is the constant appeal to material standards and values, the elevating of material things into an end in themselves, a virtue.

  • ... I am hoping for better times. That's how you know us hapless gardeners — by our dirty fingernails and our absurd, unquenchable optimism about next year.

  • ... they tended to regard his manuscripts as coupons to be redeemed for cash at will.

  • ... the cat ... began a low and melancholy calling to the unseen things of the night. There is something strange about cats.

  • Feeling inadequate is an occupational hazard of motherhood.

  • Ritual — which could entail a wedding or brushing one's teeth — goes in the direction of life. Through it we reconcile our barbed solitude with rushing, irreducible conditions of life.

  • Living on borders and in margins, keeping intact one's shifting and multiple identity and integrity, is like trying to swim in a new element, an 'alien' element.