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“'Hermann is such a good husband,' went on Mrs. Bauer. 'I've never had a care. When we were first married it was the same. What, doing the supper dishes when you're so tired, he'd say! No, no, Hulda, he'd say, I won't have you worn out like that. You wait and do them in the morning, he'd say.'”
“'He was a good husband. Always. If he had to go away on a trip he always said, 'Enjoy yourself, Hulda. Let things go. You can do them all when I get back.'”
“Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.”
“A writer's business is minding other people's business ... all the vices of the village gossip are the virtues of the writer.”
“I realize more and more how instinctively pessimistic I am of all human kindness — since I am always so bowled over by it — and am never surprised by injustice, malice or personal attack.”
Dawn Powell, U.S. writer
(1896 - 1965)