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“She sat still, trying to hush her secret heart.”
Margaret Landon
“Most people do not see the world as it is. They see it as they are”
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“When a woman who has much to say says nothing, her silence can be deafening.”
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“If love was a choice, who would ever choose such exquisite pain?”
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“That roads are for journeys, ma'am, not destinations”
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“The chains had fallen from her leg, but not from her mind.”
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“He searched for words to poison the shaft of his disdain.”
Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam
“Perhaps, she had dreamed, she would teach some future King, shaping his child mind for a new and better world.”
Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam
“Perhaps nuns felt like this, she thought, when they passed within convent walls and left the glitter of the world behind. But their renunciation was of the will, while circumstances beyond her control had stripped her of the people who meant everything to her. And yet was it not possible that they had endured the same impoverishment, so that when the glory that was life had become husks they found it good to exchange those dead things for service and whatever vicarious happiness could be salvaged? Maybe selflessness was only selfishness on another level.”
Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam
“The nonchalance irritated her more because it was not assumed.”
Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam
“She had become so much more accustomed to hard work and opposition than to adulation that the only emotion she had felt had been one of acute discomfort.”
Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam
“Shall I say of you that you worship the image of your God that you have in your mind, but not your God?”
Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam
“Change from despair to joy he made her extremely beautiful.”
Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam
“She was a woman, slight, almost frail in appearance; not someone who could fight with guns to free the slaves, as in the United States, but someone who could fight with knowledge in the corner of the world where she found herself.”
Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam
“Was she insane?! She would lose her head before she was 20!”
Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam


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