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“The previous owner had achieved that paradox, taste without imagination.”
“By its very essence power can't be static. It must be used on or against something or someone.”
“... death for the partridge, death for the salmon, death for the deer. How hypocritical people were, shuddering away from pain and oblivion when it was inflicted on their own kind; yet conferring that oblivion on another species as an integral part of their own vacation pleasure.”
“The average male thinks that housework consists solely of two things: dishes and beds.”
“... he held that the art of exposition was becoming extinct, and trusted it to no one else.”
“No scientist knew anything about money except that he needed a lot of it and never had enough. Never.”
“... the facial contours of youth were deceptive. ... It was only when age began to write on the face that the signature could no longer be forged.”
“One thing is as sure as death and taxes, and that's the law of cause and effect.”
“... why is a sleeping child so much heavier than a waking one?”
Marjorie Carleton, U.S. writer
(1897 - 1964)
Full name: Marjorie Chalmers Carleton.