“I love myself when I am laughing. . . and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.”

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the same horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.”

“It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.”

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

“No, I do not weep at the world. I’m too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”

“Bitterness is the coward’s revenge on the world for having been hurt.”

“There are two things everybody got to find out for themselves. They got to find out about love and they got to find out about living.”

“The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.”

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