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“... blackmail. The age-old path to the land of milk and honey. The one sure way of being paid for doing nothing.”
“... who was the cynic who had defined gratitude as thanks for favors to come?”
“She had met wives like that before, who referred complacently to their mates as 'perfect bears,' as though sullen bad temper were some sort of accomplishment.”
“He had been born under a dark star that always landed him behind people like that — women ahead of him in public phone booths called up relatives they hadn't seen in twenty years, men at ticket windows before him wanted a breakdown of different-class fares between Chicago and Santa Fe.”
“... he was a man with whom insult passed for wit and vulgarity for humor.”
“... there were people who occupied telephone booths as though they had rented them for the day.”
Ursula Curtiss, U.S. writer
(1923 - 1984)
Full name: Ursula Reilly Curtiss. Note that her mother was writer Helen Reilly and her sister was writer Mary McMullen (check under both names for their quotations).