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Ruth Moore

  • Grampie's boat was a little double-ender, a model not built nowadays. She was narrow, so that she pitched and rolled something wicked in almost any sea. He could handle her, but he said she was probably the boat Christ got out of and walked away from on the water.

  • He would sit singing, his cheeks turning red above his whiskers; but his voice always came out deep and steady, like the sound of long ago, if long ago could make a sound instead of being forever lost and silent.

  • What a man is used to is a cup of coffee and his own shoestrings and tomorrow, and standing on the beach looking at the water and saying, God, ain't that pretty. It ain't right, it can't be, to have this ... this grab you and say go, and don't look back.

Ruth Moore, U.S. writer

(1903 - 1989)