Marriage is long enough to have plenty of room for time behind it.
Addie: My father said that the reason for living is getting ready to stay dead.
I'd have wasted a lot of time and trouble before I learned that the best way to take all people, black or white, is to take them for what they think they are, then leave them alone.
The reason you will not say it is, when you say it, even to yourself, you will know it is true: is that it? But you know it is true now.
I said I have committed incest father I said.
It's all now you see: tomorrow began yesterday and yesterday won't be over until tomorrow.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
He lived out there, eight miles from any neighbor, in a masculine solitude in what might be called the half-acre gunroom of a baronial splendor.
Here I am I am tired I am tired of running of having to carry my life like it was a basket of eggs.