Truth out of season was sourer than strawberries at Christmas time.

— Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

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the time to grant anybody a favor is the day the favor is asked, for that day is the one psychological moment of the world when supply and demand are keyed exacty to each other's limits, and can be mated beatifically to grow old, or die young, together. But after that day -- !

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Sorrow in the tongue will talk itself cured, if you give it a chance;

but sorrow in the eyes has a wicked, wicked way now and then of leaking into the brain.

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lips all crude scarlet, and eyes as absurdly big and round as a child's good-by kiss.

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Now everybody who knows anything at all knows perfectly well that even a business letter does not deserve the paper on which it is written unless it contains at least one significant phrase that is worth waking up in the night to remember and think about.

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I wish I could have lived just one day when the world was new.

I wish—I wish I could have reaped just one single, solitary, big Emotion before the world had caught it and—appraised it—and taxed it—and licensed it—and staled it!

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Oh any sentimental person can cry at night, but when you begin to cry in the morning - to lie awake and cry in the morning-.

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If Beauty is excuse enough for Being, it sure takes Plainness then to feel the real necessity for—Doing.

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One was a Cartoon Artist with a heart like chiffon and a wit as accidentally malicious as the jab of a pin in a flirt's belt.

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Marriage is not for me. I tell you that I am Blank Verse. I am talent, and I do not rhyme with Love. I am talent and I do not rhyme with man.

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Supplementing the far, remote Glory-of-God expression in his face, the glory-of-doughnuts shone suddenly very warmly.

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The Pretty Lady's brains were almost entirely in her fingers.

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Love was a fever that came along a few years after chicken-pox and measles and scarlet fever.

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About Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

Quotes 14 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday September 22, 1872

I have a theory that no child ever does outgrow its ungratified legitimate desires; though subsequent maturity may bring him to the point where his original desire has reached such astounding proportions that the original object can no longer possibly appease it.

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