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“Well, how'd we get to talking about our ancestors? People think we don't talk about anything else in Charleston.”
“... there's a natural depravity in inanimate things that's quite shocking, when you think of it.”
“The miraculous thing is that miracles do happen.”
“Timothy said he had tried riding and it had toned up his muscles, but on the whole he considered it a crude sport. 'Regarding it from the viewpoint of the horse, I mean.'”
“... there's a lot more satisfaction in thinking about money than in spending it, if people only knew.”
“Natural behavior, he concluded, was selfish behavior; a few well-chosen conventions were essential to human relationships ...”
Josephine Pinckney, U.S. poet, novelist
(1895 - 1957)
Full name: Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney.