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A Thatched Roof by Beverley Nichols
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Another great one from BN -- this time less of the garden and more of the cottage (though he couldn't help throwing in more of the outdoors despite saying it would be a book of the house!). Loved the village interactions, especially that which showed ...more
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Albert Camus
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
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Edward Abbey
“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”
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Edward Abbey
“There are some good things to be said about walking. Not many, but some. Walking takes longer, for example, than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed. I have a friend who's always in a hurry; he never gets anywhere. Walking makes the world much bigger and thus more interesting. You have time to observe the details. The utopian technologists foresee a future for us in which distance is annihilated. … To be everywhere at once is to be nowhere forever, if you ask me.”
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Wilkie Collins
“At the age when we are all of us most apt to take our colouring, in the form of a reflection from the colouring of other people, he had been sent abroad, and had been passed on from one nation to another, before there was time for any one colouring more than another to settle itself on him firmly. As a consequence of this, he had come back with so many different sides to his character, all more or less jarring with each other, that he seemed to pass his life in a state of perpetual contradiction with himself. He could be a busy man, and a lazy man; cloudy in the head, and clear in the head; a model of determination, and a spectacle of helplessness, all together. He had his French side, and his German side, and his Italian side--the original English foundation showing through, every now and then, as much as to say, "Here I am, sorely transmogrified, as you see, but there's something of me left at the bottom of him still.”
Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone

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“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
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