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Caroline Llewellyn

  • Night doesn't fall in Rome; it rises from the city's heart, from the gloomy little alleys and courtyards where the sun never gets much more than a brief look-in, and then, like the mist from the Tiber, it creeps over the rooftops and spreads up into the hills.

  • There are personalities so powerful that they leave their stamp on any place they inhabit. Their presence is always there, like a spoor, whether or not they themselves are.

  • Why do early risers always take that self-righteous tone?

  • ... one thing I've learned in caving is always to be two hundred percent sure.

  • Myth is someone else's religion.

  • A gritty grain of truth lay at the heart of most legends, she had told me, and the slow accretion of fiction hardened in layers around it.

  • ... he has an edifice complex. Buying buildings is his sex life.

  • Craddock thinks a conversation consists of him talking and everybody else nodding.

  • If a place is in your blood, you leave it at your peril. You will never be happy anywhere else.

  • It's possible to forgive someone a great deal if he makes you laugh.

Caroline Llewellyn, U.S. writer

(1949 - 2000)

Full name: Carolyn Llewellyn Champlin.