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“The pup ... was a bundle of fat and fur and undecided impulses.”
“Gray hair, glasses, and an expression that made Sader suspect her husband gambled or drank, and that she forgave him for it.”
“Down through the years certain fads of slang had come and gone, and their vestiges could be found in Janie's and Mabel's conversation, like mastodon bones in a swamp.”
“If you're going to generalize about women, you'll find yourself up to here in exceptions.”
“Jealousy had a taste, all right. A bitter and tongue-stinging flavor, like a peach pit.”
Dolores Hitchens, U.S. writer
(1907 - 1973)
Full name: Julia Clara Catherine Dolores Birk Olsen Hitchens. She also wrote as D.B. Olsen (see quotations under that name).