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Quotation by Enid Bagnold
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Judge, in The Chalk Garden (1953)
If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humour. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
Enid Bagnold (1889–1981), British novelist, playwright. Autobiography, ch. 10 (1969).
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