Marceline Desbordes-Valmore quotes

  • Acquaintance I would have, but when it depends; not on number, but the choice of friends.

  • And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.

  • It comes back to the old question: How can the Bible be so wise in some places and so barbaric in others? And why should we put any faith in a book that includes such brutality?

  • I always thought the name of Utah’s major newspaper was some sort of weird misspelling of the word “desert.” But no, Deseret is the “land of the honeybee,” according to the Book of Mormon. I guess I should have figured they would have caught a typo in the masthead after 154 years.

  • But Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.

  • In the middle of nowhere, along a quiet stretch of road, the diner dreamt of the hungry dead. And of two men.

  • Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.

  • There are two types of people in the world, and I'm one of them.

  • Any time you get two people in a room who disagree about anything, the time of day, there is a scene to be written. That's what I look for.

  • I think there are two ways to depict a family. One is what it's really like, and one is what the audience would like it to be. Between you and me, I think the second one is what I would prefer.