Gresham Barrett quotes

  • I'm going to wake up tomorrow and start with not caring how I feel.

  • The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation, looking back on it it's called her retirement from public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.

  • A great many wise sayings have been uttered about the effects of solitary retirement; but the motives which impel men to seek it are not more various than the effects which it produces on different individuals. One thing is certain, that those who can with truth affirm that they are "never less alone than when alone," might generally add that they never feel more lonely than when not alone.

  • There was less than I’d expected in the rainy-day fund that Mom had kept in the bottom of an underwear drawer in a panty hose egg labeled ‘DEAD SPIDERS.’ As if I hadn’t always known it was there. As if I wouldn’t want to look at dead spiders.

  • Mr. Jesmond made a peculiar noise rather like a hen who has decided to lay an egg and then thought better of it.

  • We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses.

  • My head was a magpie's nest lined with such bright scraps of information.

  • As a model, it's a gypsy kind of life: living in hotels, working all the time, ordering room service instead of cooking for yourself. There's absolutely no nest-building.

  • Englishmen are so odd. They are like a nest of Chinese boxes. It takes a very long time to get to the centre of them. When one gets there the result is unrewarding, but the process is instructive and entertaining.

  • The Universe will kick you out of your nest so you can fly.

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