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Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.
His raising her up made her feel
like a little girl again when she had a father
...
Argument is conclusive ... but ... it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless ...
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
...
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
Kick up the fire, and let the flames break loose
To drive the shadows back;
Prolong the talk on this or that excuse....
O delicate walker, babbler, dialectician Fire,
O enemy and image of ourselves,
Gradually I regained my usual composure. I reread Pale Fire more carefully. I liked it better when expecting less. And what was th ...
One who dresses in rags that have been washed clean dresses cleanly to be sure, but raggedly nonetheless.
Mother of fire, let me stand at your devouring gate
as the sun dies in your arms and you loosen its terrible weight.
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