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"A fellow had to chase you till you caught him. Everyone knew that."

Peg Bracken, A Window Over the Sink (1981)

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"So at last I was going to America! Really, really going, at last! The boundaries burst. The arch of heaven soared. A million suns shone out for every star. The winds rushed in from outer space, roaring in my ears, ‘America! America!’"

Mary Antin, The Promised Land (1912)

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"The train ran like a struggling fish on an almost taut line; it jerked helplessly yet strongly from side to side; twitching and tugging, it was drawn through the rippling land towards the ruthless mountains."

Stella Benson, Pipers and a Dancer (1924)

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"It is no exaggeration to say that I feel younger at sixty than I felt at twenty …"

Ellen Glasgow, A Certain Measure: An Interpretation of Prose Fiction (1943)

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"The best way to get the better of temptation is just to yield to it."

Clementina Stirling Graham, Mystifications (1859)

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"Conflict is the place where character and plot intersect."

Nancy Kress, Dynamic Characters (1998)

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"Repeating is the whole of living and by repeating comes understanding, and understanding is to some the most important part of living."

Gertrude Stein, The Making of Americans (1925)

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"Expiring for love is beautiful but stupid."

Jenny Holzer, Truisms and Essays (1983)

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