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    Jane Austen
    “Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.”
    Jane Austen
    tags: ah, emma

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    Lewis Carroll
    “To be sure I was!' Humpty Dumpty said gaily, as she turned it round for
    him. 'I thought it looked a little queer. As I was saying, that SEEMS
    to be done right--though I haven't time to look it over thoroughly just
    now--and that shows that there are three hundred and sixty-four days
    when you might get un-birthday presents--'

    Certainly,' said Alice.

    And only ONE for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!'

    I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.

    Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't--till I tell
    you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'

    But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.

    When _I_ use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it
    means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less.'

    The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you CAN make words mean so many
    different things.'

    The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master--that's
    all.”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #3
    Anthony Trollope
    “That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.”
    Anthony Trollope

  • #4
    David Mitchell
    “My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
    David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas



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