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Noon is a disguise of whiteness put on by the eternal Night behind it.
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Yesterday upon the stair, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today, I wish to hell he'd go away.

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Perhaps charity is the kind of beauty that we comprehend the best because we miss it the most.

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Those times are over and gone, and good riddance to them, too. We were hopelessly high-spirited. Now we're the tick-waisted generation, dragging along our children behind us and carrying our parents on our backs. And we're in charge, while the figures who used to command our respect are wasting away.

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The cunning old cow, thought Melena. She is trying that rarest of strategies, telling the truth, and making it sound plausible.

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No one survives in times of war unless they make war their home. How did I get so old and wise, but for welcoming war into my house and making friends with him? Better to befriend the enemy and hang on. Something worse might come along, which might be amusing or might not.

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(from the short story The Honorary Shepherds) ... you can't be kicked out of a faith. Faith starts inside your heart and ends up in eternity. All you can be kicked out of is a building, which is the bus stop of faith, sort of, and what's a building?

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And there the wicked old witch stayed for a good long time ... And did she ever come out? ... Not yet.

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It never is the who, is it? It's always the why. -Elphaba

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Perhaps every accidental cluster of people has a short period of grace, in between an initial shyness and prejudice on the one hand and eventual repugnance and betrayal on the other.

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But men don't dry up, Melena objected; they can father to the death. Ah, we're slow learners, Nanny countered. But they can't learn at all.

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Not in a dog's age. Not since that Dorothy. And you and the others. Did Dorothy ever stop whimpering so? She'll grow up to require the convent, mark my words. Or a husband with a good strong backhand. Her fanny wants spanking badly.

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Bent ostentatiously to her work.

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Not old enough to feel like an adult , really, but old enough to look like one, and to know the distinction between being carefree and careless.

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Evil is moral at it heart. The selection of vice over virtue; you can pretend not to know, you can rationalize, but you know it in your conscience.

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As Solomon said in the Old Book, if two women squabble over which of them is the mother of a certain infant, the way to solve the problem is to cut the baby in half and share the baby in parts.

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