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“I saw the desert, it grew upon me. There are times, when I have sorrows, that I hunger and thirst for it ...”
“... all the salt of Turkish life consists of politics and official intrigue.”
“... where I have seen good I shall speak of it with pleasure, and where I have seen the reverse, I shall try to be silent; for a book is meant to give pleasure, and pain that is inflicted in black and white lasts for ever.”
“People of delicate health, selfish dispositions, and coarse minds, can always bear the sufferings of others placidly.”
“I have no leisure to think of style or of polish, or to select the best language, the best English — no time to shine as an authoress. I must just think aloud, so as not to keep the public waiting.”
Isabel Burton, English traveler, writer
(1831 - 1896)
Full name: Isabel Arundell Burton.