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Marah Ellis Ryan
“People need all the good memories they can keep with them in this world; they're a sort of steering apparatus in a life-boat ...”
“... with the spring a sort of inspiration is wakened in the most prosaic of us. The same spirit of change that thrills the saplings with fresh vitality sends through human veins a creeping ecstasy of new life.”
“Few questions make long friends in the hills.”
“... the greater part of the suffering in the world is caused not by wicked intents and hard hearts, but by the careless desire to shirk unpleasant facts, and the soft-heartedness that will assuage momentary pain at the price of making a life-long cripple, either mentally, morally, or physically.”
“Woman! woman! What a disturbing element you are in the universe — man's universe!”
Marah Ellis Ryan, U.S. writer, actor, activist for American Indians
(1866 - 1934)