Howard Marion-Crawford quotes

  • Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose, But young men think it is, and we were young.

  • Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young.

  • The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.

  • If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.

  • Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.

  • Nobody ever forgets their first night in the bush. It's among the precious, meagre handful of life firsts that remain indelible.

  • They took to silence. They touched each other without comment and without progression. A hand on a hand, a clothed arm, resting on an arm. An ankle overlapping an ankle, as they sat on a beach, and not removed. One night they fell asleep, side by side... He slept curled against her back, a dark comma against her pale elegant phrase.

  • Music is what mathematics does on a Saturday night.

  • Why do we people in churches seem like cheerful, brainless tourists on a packaged tour of the Absolute?

  • In the belly of Leviathan ... one can either despair and perish, or be cheerful and persevere.

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