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Always either on a peak of happiness or drowning in black waters of despair they loved or they loathed, they lived in a world of superlatives
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Always either on a peak of happiness or drowning in black waters of despair they loved or they loathed, they lived in a world of superlatives

— Nancy Mitford

Mother, of course, takes a lot of exercise, walks and so on. And every morning she puts on a pair of black silk drawers and a sweater and makes indelicate gestures on the lawn. That's called Building the Body Beautiful. She's mad about it.

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Indeed, with the Radletts, you never could tell. Why, for instance, would Victoria bellow like a bull and half kill Jassy whenever Jassy said, in a certain tone of voice, pointing her finger with a certain look, "Fancy?" I think they hardly knew why, themselves.

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One's emotions are intensified in Paris-one can be more happy and also more unhappy here than in any other place. But it is always a positive source of joy to live here, and there is nobody so miserable as a Parisian in exile from his town.

— Nancy Mitford

Just at the moment he's writing a book on famine - goodness! it's sad - and there's a dear little Chinese comrade who comes and tells him what famine is like, you never saw such a fat man in your life.

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Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory?

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It's a funny thing that people are always ready to admit it if they've no talent for drawing or music, whereas everyone imagines that they themselves are capable of true love, which is a talent like any other, only far more rare.

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English doctors have killed 3/4 of my friends & the joke is the remaining 1/4 go on recommending them, so odd is human nature.

— Nancy Mitford

Nothing about human beings ever had the power to move me as a child. Black Beauty now ... !

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Sisters are a shield against life's cruel adversity.

— Nancy Mitford

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