They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force--nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.
A blinding sunlight drowned all this at times in a sudden recrudescence of glare.
He existed for me, and after all it is only through me that he exists for you.
A stone image shed a miraculous tear of compassion over the incertitudes of life and death....
The word ‘ivory' rang in the air, was whispered, was sighed. You would think they were praying to it. A taint of imbecile rapacity blew through it all, like a whiff from some corpse.
It is universally understood that, as if it were nothing more substantial than vapor floating in the sky, every emotion of a woman is bound to end in a shower.
My task is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see. That--and no more, and it is everything.
While there's life there is hope, truly; but there is fear, too.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.