When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?
When you are silent you are again beautiful.
When two people have been married for years they seem to become unconscious of each other's bodily presence so that they move as if alone, speak aloud things which they do not expect to be answered, and in general seem to experience all the comfort of solitude without its loneliness.
When they were alone, they said nothing. They looked at the view; they looked at what they knew, to see if what they knew might perhaps be different today. Most days it was the same.
When the storm crosses the marsh and sweeps over me where I lie in the ditch unregarded I need no words.
When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.
When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading.
When the body escaped mutilation, seldom did the heart go to the grave unscarred.
when suddenly, as if a shelf were shot forth and she stood on it, she said how she was his wife, married years ago in Milan, his wife, and would never, never tell that he was mad.
When she looked in the glass and saw her hair grey, her cheek sunk, at fifty, she thought, possibly she might have managed things better—her.
When she looked in the glass and saw her hair grey her cheek sunk, at fifty, she thought, possibly she might have managed things better--her husband; money; his books. But for her own part she would never for a single second regret her decision, evade difficulties, or slur over duties.
When shall we be free? When shall we live adventurously, wholly, not like cripples in a cave?
When people are happy they have a reserve upon which to draw, whereas she was like a wheel without a tyre.
When life sank down for a moment, the range of experience seemed limitless... Beneath it is all dark, it is all spreading, it is unfathomably deep; but now and again we rise to the surface and that is what you see us by. Her horizon seemed to her limitless.
When life sank down for a moment, the range of experience seemed limitless.
When I say to myself 'Bernard,' who comes?
When I heard you cry I followed you, and saw you put down your handkerchief, screwed up, with its rage, with its hate, knotted in it.
When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness—I am nothing.
when I ask you to earn money and have a room of your own, I am asking you to live in the presence of reality, an invigorating life, it would appear, whether one can impart it or not.
When I am grown up I shall carry a notebook—a fat book with many pages, methodically lettered. I shall enter my phrases.
When anybody says 'How future ages will envy me', it is safe to say that they are extremely uneasy at the present moment.