The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero.
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
We are the hero of our own story.
Every word she writes is a lie, including and and the.
The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process.
Life for the European is a career; for the American it is a hazard.
I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake.
When an American heiress wants to buy a man, she at once crosses the Atlantic. The only really materialistic people I have ever met have been Europeans.
People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.
In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.
Labor is work that leaves no trace behind it when it is finished, or if it does, as in the case of the tilled field, this product of human activity requires still more labor, incessant, tireless labor, to maintain its identity as a 'work' of man.
The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air.
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.
You musn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex.
For un-subscribe please check the mail footer.