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I expect this is what death is like when you meet it. Sort of wildly unfair but inevitable.
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Next Christmas he was going to open this shabby sack of hers ... and put something in the money compartment. She would fritter it away, of course, in small unimportances; so that in the end she would not know what she had done with it; but perhaps a series of small satisfactions scattered like sequins over the texture of everyday life was of greater worth than the academic satisfaction of owning a collection of fine objects at the back of a drawer.

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What happened in 1603?" Grant asked, his mind still on Tyrrel. "We had the Scots tied to our tails for good." "Better than having them at our throats every five minutes.

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There is a little phrase commonly used in police work that says, "in accordance with the evidence." You say that over six times a day as a grace before and after meals, and perhaps it will keep your feet on the ground and stop you ending up thinking you're Frederick the Great or a hedgehog or something.

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Doormats. It was true that actors had a perception, an understanding of human motive, that normal people lacked. It had nothing to do with intelligence, and very little to do with education.

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What had he ever wanted that he could not buy? And if that wasn't riches he didn't know what was.

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A man may own a ship, but unless he is captain of a crew he goes where the ship goes.

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Nothing great ever came out of common sense.

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I expect this is what death is like when you meet it. Sort of wildly unfair but inevitable.

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Fasting was good for the imagination but bad for logic.

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Truth is often terribly thin, don't you think?

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