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"At the beginning of a remodel, money is everything, but as you go along, it becomes secondary to the vision. You can’t have the house looking like a glorious jewel and leave the cracked linoleum or the icky light fixture, so you spend and spend and spend. Then one day it suddenly occurs to you that all that play money you’ve been throwing around is real — and it’s in someone else’s bank account."

Margo Kaufman, This Damn House!: My Subcontract With America (1996)

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"[On Austen Chamberlain:] He is more loyal to his friends than to his convictions."

Margot Asquith, The Autobiography of Margot Asquith (1936)

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"Of course things you don’t know about are always nicer’n things you do, same as the pertater on ‘tother side of the plate is always the biggest."

Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna (1912)

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"… want won’t kill you half as quick as worry will."

Zora Neale Hurston, Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939)

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"Politeness is only one-half good manners and the other half good lying."

Mary Wilson Little, A Paragrapher's Reveries (1904)

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"What all women have in common is that they share most of the unpaid work of the world."

Hilda Scott, Working Your Way to the Bottom (1984)

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"… in her there appeared the charm one finds in independent women at whom ‘society’ has thrown up its hands and who have responded to ‘society’ with total indifference."

Nina Berberova, The Accompanist (1988)

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"Wife or whore, women are the most scorned class in America. You may hate niggers and PRs and geeks, but you’re a little frightened of them. Women don’t get even the respect of fear."

Marilyn French, The Women's Room (1977)

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