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How can there be any sin in sincere? — from The Music Man
I’m still not sure how to handle this parenting dilemma. Me with a stern face: “You need to say sorry for hitting your sister.”
[Margaret said] “Discussion keeps a house alive. It cannot stand by bricks and mortar alone.”
“It cannot stand without them,” said Mrs. Wilcox.
— Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
In a predictable, get-acquainted conversation, you will inevitably be asked, “So, what do you do?” Also sometimes phrased, “So, what is your job?”
He’s wild, you know. Not like a tame lion. — Mr. Beaver, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Great faith is required to give the child up, trusting God … that there will indeed be angels in that wilderness. — Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
“I’m homesick,” I keep saying.
“This is home,” he keeps answering.
Each of us is absolutely right.
— Louise Erdrich, The Blue Jay’s Dance
People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors. — George Eliot, Middlemarch
If they had read [the Bible], I thought, they would have hid it. — Annie Dillard, American Childhood
There she had to do hard work from morning till night, get up before daybreak, carry water, light fires, cook and wash. — Cinderella, The Brothers Grimm
Myra Gillis had 37 doilies when she was married, and I’m determined I shall have as many as she had. — Diana Barry in Anne of Avonlea
I had a daughter, called her
she’s the apple of my eye.
Tried to give her something like I
didn’t want to ever hear her cry. — Gillian Welch & David Rawlings