About Casper McFadden

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  • Casper shared from The Complete Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith by Oliver Goldsmith
    Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravell'd fondly turns to thee;
  • Casper shared from An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
    Death is a dignitary who when he comes announced is to be received with formal manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him.
  • Casper shared from A Wilder Rose: A Novel by Susan Wittig Albert
    “I’m sure of one thing,” she said earnestly. “It hurts to—to let go of anything beautiful. But something will come to take its place, something different, of course, but better. The future’s always better than we can possibly think it will be . . . We ought to live confidently. Because whatever’s ahead, it’s going to be better than we’ve had.” Rose Wilder Lane Diverging Roads
  • Casper shared from West with the Night by Beryl Markham
    ‘There’s an old adage,’ he said, ‘translated from the ancient Coptic, that contains all the wisdom of the ages — “Life is life and fun is fun, but it’s all so quiet when the goldfish die.”
  • Casper shared from West with the Night by Beryl Markham
    ‘When you fly,’ the young man said, ‘you get a feeling of possession that you couldn’t have if you owned all of Africa. You feel that everything you see belongs to you — all the pieces are put together, and the whole is yours; not that you want it, but because, when you’re alone in a plane, there’s no one to share it. It’s there and it’s yours. It makes you feel bigger than you are — closer to being something you’ve sensed you might be capable of, but never had the courage to seriously imagine.’
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Casper McFadden