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  • She had always disliked August, the month without drama, the turn of the year, with summer fading and autumn not yet ready to take its place.

  • There is no situation so high or so luxurious that it is not utterly dreary without friends; and there is no place so isolated and quiet and obscure but what we love it if the persons we love are there.

  • [Preface to second edition:] ... I am satisfied that if a book is a good one, it is so whatever the sex of the author may be.

  • We all create expectations of what we would like to happen after a decision is made. The picture in our mind's eye might have served a valuable function in helping to make a decision. But once the decision is made, let the picture go. Since you can't control the future, the picture can create unhappiness if it's not fulfilled. Disappointment may make you miss the good that can come out of every situation in which you find yourself.

  • A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of 'spirit' over matter.

  • It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world!

  • The London streets are paths of loveliness; the very omnibuses look like colored archangels, their laps filled full of little trustful souls.

  • Writing about sex turns out to be just writing about life.