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Poverty is the curse of ancient but numerous lineages.
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I could feel something cold stalking my heart. It was fear. They all begin this way, I thought, with pledges of love.

— Judith Merkle Riley

He didn't want to puff her up. Puffed-up women are one of the original sources of trouble in the world. If anyone knew that, it was he. He counted it as one of his duties to mankind to keep women from puffing themselves up, though it had been a most monumental duty in his own marriage. A job requiring a hero. It was one of those things that God, being male, questioned you about before you were let into heaven, and he was proud to say that he hadn't neglected it.

— Judith Merkle Riley

That is God's way. He upsets everything and loves to annoy the vain most of all.

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Oaths, in my opinion, infernal or not, ought to be short.

— Judith Merkle Riley

DON'T LOOK LIKE a midwife," Brother Gregory interrupted, as he blew on a page to make it dry. His face was averted to conceal his distaste. It is one thing to describe, say, the Virgin with angel attendants, but this woman had no discretion at all. "I'm not one anymore," replied Margaret, looking at him coldly. "That is self-evident; it's not an art practiced by women in respectable circumstances," said Brother Gregory, looking around. "It ought to be the most respected profession in the world-midwives witness how God makes the world new," said Margaret;

— Judith Merkle Riley

If I had the pen of Moliere, I could make him comic. That is the role of art, is it not? To make monsters comic, so we can bear them, and our own cheap griefs into grand tragedy, so that others will weep with us.

— Judith Merkle Riley

I mistrust mountebanks-especially of the female variety.

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A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather.

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