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Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs, #6) Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear
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“And there's a thin line between genius and insanity, isn't there?”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
“Suffice it to say that we only answer questions when the person asking has a lot of silver on the epaulettes, or around the peak of his cap.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
“Some hae meat and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it. But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
“... I think it's best if I reserve judgement on the perpetrator of this crime. If I jump to conclusions too soon, I might well blind myself to the right path when it's in front of me.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
“She thought the flat would be all the better for some photographs, not only to serve as reminders of those who were loved, or reflections of happy times spent in company, but to act as mirrors, where she might see the affection with which she was held by those dear to her.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
“…we saw a lion take down a gazelle – I mean at close quarters. It quite took my breath away. It was as if something happened to the gazelle at the moment of capture, something awe-inspiringly terrible and wonderful at the same time – as if, in knowing the gazelle was to die a dreadful death, ripped apart by the jaws of the lion, the Creator had given the captive a reprieve by taking her soul before she was dead, so that no pain would be felt because the essence had gone already… And I saw the eyes of the gazelle again in France [during WWI], and it struck me that perhaps a heartsick God had looked down and taken up a soul, leaving only the shell of a man.” [of those who developed PTSD and/or “war neuroses”]”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
tags: ptsd
“And I saw the eyes of the gazelle again in France [during WWI], and it struck me that perhaps a heartsick God had looked down and taken up a soul, leaving only the shell of a man.” [of those who developed PTSD and/or “war neuroses”]… [In becoming a psychiatrist] I was really trying to create the conditions whereby a soul might be persuaded to join a man’s body once a again, thus making him whole.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
tags: ptsd
“Thus he always wrote using a pencil with a long, sharp but soft lead, so he couldn't here his words as they formed on the page.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
“There's only one thing left to do. St. Paul's on Old Year's Night. For Auld Lang Syne, my dears. For old time's sake.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad

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