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"The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odours that lie on the track of truth."

George Eliot, Felix Holt, the Radical (1866)

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"… perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life."

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1994)

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"Perhaps men should think twice before making widowhood our only path to power."

Gloria Steinem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983)

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"You know you knit too much when … You will check out a book from the library just because you heard that one of the characters knits."

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much (2005)

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"Butter should smell as sweet as a nosegay."

Mary Eliza Rundell, A New System of Domestic Cookery (1806)

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"… a wind came up and ran along the rock base lifting the sand like the edge of a carpet."

Olivia Manning, The Danger Tree (1977)

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"All I can say about my mind is that, like a fire carefully laid by a good housemaid, it is one that any match will light …"

Margot Asquith, More or Less About Myself (1934)

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"My writer friends, and they are legion, do not go around beaming with quiet feelings of contentment. Most of them go around with haunted, abused, surprised looks on their faces, like lab dogs on whom very personal deodorant sprays have been tested."

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1994)

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