“I soon had to admit that what I did by myself couldn’t excite me, only what Lila touched became important. If she withdrew, if her voice withdrew from thing, the things got dirty, dusty (100).”
“All those words, and the pleasure they had provided for people over the years: escape, entertainment, education…he had changed minds (12).”
“An otter slid into the burn as I started along the path, and I saw a kingfisher darting among the low branches trailing in the water…”
“This regulation of duty by the mere circumstances of sex, rather by than the fundamental principle of moral being…has robbed woman of essential rights, the right to think and speak and act on all great moral questions… (321, Rossi).”
“Poverty led him to religion, religion to education, education to lust, lust to communism.”
“Now, the time for fairy tales is nearly over.”
“On a day such as today, the widows and the grieving mother were expected to keep their black weeds and pale faces in their shuttered homes…No parade of victory or peace ever included the biers of the dead” (302).