English Memoirist Quotes
On the importance of speaking French fluently rather than accurately:
It's nerve and brass, audace and disrespect, and leaping-before-you-look and what-the-hellism, that must be developed.
In 1917 I was only beginning to learn that life, for the majority of the population, is an unlovely struggle against unfair odds, culminating in a cheap funeral.
I am fit for nothing but to carry candles and set chairs all my life.
Quote of the day
The art of being taught is the art of discovery, as the art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery to take place
Mark Van Doren
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If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon