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Children are the keys of paradise.
Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude. It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself, but always some manner of life.
It's funny. People often compare me to other humor essayists. They're usually quite nice comparisons I will accept those gladly. But I am always sort of appalled at the idea of being lumped with other, more chick-y female writers. And the truth is probably that neither comparison is accurate.
Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.
No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.
Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
In fact the experience at Oxford has really helped me later in life.
I don't have the life of a famous person. But I do feel like I've been able to connect with a lot of people.