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Lincoln, six feet one in his stocking feet,
The lank man, knotty and tough as a hickory rail,
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The old ideals are dead as nails--nothing there. It seems to me there remains only this perfect union with a woman--sort of ultima ...
Fathers who compete hard with their kids are monstrous. The father, for a throw-away victory, is sacrificing the very heart of his ...
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
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The thing about Proust is his combination of the utmost sensibility with the utmost tenacity. He searches out these butterfly shad ...
It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudosimplicities of brutal directness.
When Mabelle Webb died, Clifton began the mourning that lasted until his own death. Noel Coward noted in a letter, . . . "Poor Cli ...
"O.K., Marlowe," I said to myself, "you're a tough guy. You've been zapped twice, choked, beaten silly with a gun, shot in the arm ...
And he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like ...
I've been described as a tough and noisy woman, a prize fighter, a man-hater, you name it. They call me Battling Bella, Mother Cou ...
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