New Zealand Novelist Quotes
Alas, being a New Zealander is such an exquisite dilemma.
The happiest people I have known in this world have been the Saints-and, after these, the men and women who get immediate and conscious enjoyment from little things.
People can say what they like about the eternal verities, love and truth and so on, but nothing's as eternal as the dishes.
Through poverty, godhunger, the family debacle, I kept a sense of worth. I could limn and paint like no-one else in this human-wounded land: I was worth the while of living. Now my skill is dead. I should be.
'Jolly good! Super!' He occasionally adopted the mannerisms of an effusive scout-master.
In all experience, there is something to be learned. In deepest sorrow, wisdom is found. In the well of despair, hope rises.
The proper way to understand any social system was to view it from above.
The thought of flight has melted me, I am less solid than liquid, then I'm going up and going invisible like steam.
"You know, Mouse," [Tabby] said, "a brilliant cat like me should have smart friends; people who can count to more than four." "I can count to more than four," answered Mouse, very offended. "And I can do hard sums, and I know geography and history, and I can knit and..."
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