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  • I'd as soon hear a bird-clapper preach as him — theer'd be more sense an' less noise!

  • I had come to feel that my mother's love for me was designed solely to make me into an echo of her; and I didn't know why, but I felt that I would rather be dead than become just an echo of someone.

  • ... after my return from a second sojourn in West Africa ... I published a word-swamp of a book about the size of Norie's Navigation. ... It has led to my being referred to as 'an intrepid explorer,' a thing there is not the making of in me, who am ever the prey of frights, worries, and alarms; and its main effect, as far as I am personally concerned, has been to plunge me further still in debt for kindness from my fellow creatures, who, though capable of doing all I have done and more capable of writing about it in really good English, have tolerated that book and frequently me also, with half-a-dozen colds in my head and a dingy temper.

  • ... we have accumulated a wealth of historical experience which confirms our belief that the scales of American justice are out of balance.

  • In this family, food is the recreational drug of choice.

  • ... ain't it right queer how the Bible's got somethin' in it to fit everything a body does or says?

  • Her gaze dropped to her hands, which had started to move around nervously, independently, like small rodents kept as pets.

  • I shall continue to explore — the astonishment of living!