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My beautiful, my beautiful! That standest meekly by, with thy proudly-arched and glossy neck, and dark and fiery eye!

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.
Turn up the lights. I don't want to go home in the dark.
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.
Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
She learned to say things with her eyes that others waste time putting into words
Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.
The eyes those silent tongues of love.
I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
Pandemonium did not reign; it poured.
Charm is the ability to make someone think that both of you are quite wonderful.
I don't like driving very much. That makes me very unhappy, because I scream a lot in the car, but other than that, life is actually pretty good.
Nothing ends nicely, that's why it ends.
The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.
The eye is the mirror of the soul.
The eye is the jewel of the body.
You go for it. All the stops are out. Caution is to the wind, and you're battling with everything you have. That's the real fun of the game.
A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the I in loving; Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
I can forget my very existence in a deep kiss of you.
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
It is easy to see that, even in the freedom of early youth, an American girl never quite loses control of herself; she enjoys all permitted pleasures without losing her head about any of them, and her reason never lets the reins go, though it may often seem to let them flap.
The most decisive actions of our life -- I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future -- are, more often than not, unconsidered.
The difference between e-mail and regular mail is that computers handle e-mail, and computers never decide to come to work one day and shoot all the other computers.
Intimacies between women go backwards, beginning with revelations and ending up in small talk without loss of esteem.
To really know someone is to have loved and hated him in turn.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
A professional whose job it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.
I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself.
The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.
Music is only love looking for words.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays.
With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.
What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
I bring to my life a certain amount of mess.
A wounded deer leaps the highest.
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Love is a friendship set to music.
Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes. By the deep sea, and music in its roars; I love not man the less, but nature more.
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
A book that furnishes no quotations is no book -- it is a plaything.
All the world knows me in my book, and my book in me.
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul -- and sings the tunes without the words -- and never stops at all.
Beauty is truth, truth beauty -- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
There is not a fiercer hell than the failure in a great object.
We know little of the things for which we pray.
The five senses are horse sense, innocence, common sense, concupiscence, and nonsense.
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.
Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
Laughter is the only tranquilizer with no side effects.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it.
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself.
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
Laughter is the cipher key wherewith we decipher the whole man
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along too.

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