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Libbie Block

  • To have a reputation for being noble, she thought, is more confining than to be known as a wit. On the rare days when a comedian has no jokes, people pardon the lapse. There is no forgiving a saint's occasional day of sin.

  • It came to Sophie suddenly that everyone was absorbed in morality, even if so superficially that the only consideration was what was lucky to do and what unlucky. There was no escaping heaven and hell.

  • ... marriages do not take root in the presence of witnesses but only in the consciousness of the persons involved.

  • Love in its early stages rarely maintains a level, it always seems to be growing or diminishing.

  • Marriage is a sleepy guard to which one confides one's dearest treasure, love.

Libbie Block, U.S. writer

(1910 - 1972)