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“John felt for the moment exactly the mingled pleasure and embarrassment that a man does who has been adopted by an unusually nice dog. It is a compliment, but one doesn't know exactly what to do with the animal.”
“It is rather calming to remember that you really couldn't have foreseen what is happening to you.”
“... it was like kissing over the telephone — it didn't get you anywhere, but it had a cunning sound.”
“... he never showed his temper at all, but you couldn't be with him ten minutes without being morally certain that he had a very bad and sullen one, which he merely kept concealed for reasons of his own.”
“Let us in through the guarded gate, / Let us in for the world's sake.”
“There is memory in the forest.”
“In this world I shall not find / Any comforter like Wind, / ... the Winds have brothered me.”
Margaret Widdemer, U.S. writer, poet
(1880 - 1978)