“She knew the true shape of the world. All else was shadow and the sound of distant drums.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things.

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In one hand the Qur’vn, in the other a wineglass,
Sometimes keeping the rules, sometimes breaking them.
Here we are in this world, unripe and raw,
Not outright heathens, not quite Muslims.

Mujir (12th century)

To be in harmony with water from the earliest age enhances physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

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A water -baby? You never heard of a water-baby. Perhaps not. That is the very reason why this story was written. There are a great many things in the world which you have never hear of; and a great many more which nobody ever heard of; and a great many things too, which nobody will ever hear of, at least until the coming of the Cocqcigrues, when man shall be the measure of all things.

“None of the seven is really good, for the excellent reason that Australian children never are.” ― Ethel Turner, Seven Little Australians.

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[On the socialites in New York in the Nineties who devoted themselves to politics, charities, and other volunteer work:]

I never knew but one woman who devoted her life exclusively to the social game. She ended her days arranging dinner parties with paper dolls, a breakdown pitiful to watch. 

Margaret Case Harriman