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“It is against my entire code, but then I have never begun to use my code, although I judge everything by it.”
“I think that anything you feel strange or nervous about, you weren't cut out to do.”
“... she's coiled around her family and her house like a python ...”
“'I've always been a body-worshipper,' said Mrs. Copperfield, 'but that doesn't mean that I fall in love with people who have beautiful bodies. Some of the bodies I've liked have been awful.'”
“... the face of victory often resembles the face of defeat.”
“Victory fades so quickly that it is scarcely apparent and it is always the face of defeat that we are able to see.”
“Sisterly love is one of the few boons in this life.”
“I am so wily and feminine that I could live by your side for a lifetime and deceive you afresh each day.”
Jane Bowles, U.S. writer
(1917 - 1973)
Full name: Jane Auer Bowles.