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Lettice Cooper
“They knew that flowers die and leaves fall, but they could not carry that knowledge into their own lives; the acceptance was beyond them. Sighing for the blossom, they missed the fruit, growing and ripening. Regretting the fruit, they did not see the delicate tracery of bare boughs against a winter sky.”
Lettice Cooper, The New House

Stefan Zweig
“Formerly man had only a body and a soul. Now he needs a passport as well for without it he will not be treated like a human being.”
Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“No matter what I say,
All that I really love
Is the rain that flattens on the bay,
And the eel-grass in the cove;
The jingle-shells that lie and bleach
At the tide-line, and the trace
Of higher tides along the beach:
Nothing in this place.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Second April

Stefan Zweig
“Nationalism emerged to agitate the world only after the war, and the first visible phenomenon which this intellectual epidemic of our century brought about was xenophobia; morbid dislike of the foreigner, or at least fear of the foreigner. The world was on the defensive against strangers, everywhere they got short shrift. The humiliations which once had been devised with criminals alone in mind now were imposed upon the traveler, before and during every journey. There had to be photographs from right and left, in profile and full face, one’s hair had to be cropped sufficiently to make the ears visible; fingerprints were taken, at first only the thumb but later all ten fingers; furthermore, certificates of health, of vaccination, police certificates of good standing, had to be shown; letters of recommendation were required, invitations to visit a country had to be procured; they asked for the addresses of relatives, for moral and financial guarantees, questionnaires, and forms in triplicate and quadruplicate needed to be filled out,”
Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday

Lettice Cooper
“You can always get a following for piracy or a crusade, because people can get hot over either of 'em. It's because fair play's cool you can't get a mob to run after it. It doesn't satisfy primitive greed, or the Christian ideal of self-immolation. But it's the only single damn' thing with any sense in it, all the same, and it'll always be there in the middle while the pendulum swings backwards and forwards, so I expect we shall worry out something decent in the end.”
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