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  • Jessica shared from Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
    When they reached her private apartment, her little Italian greyhound began to bark furiously at Horn, but when it saw Poniatowski, it greeted him with a frantically wagging tail.
  • Jessica shared from Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
    “My friend,” he said, “there is no worse traitor than a small lapdog. The first thing I always do when I am in love with a woman is to give her one of these little dogs. This way, I can always discover whether there is someone more favored than myself. The test is infallible. As you saw just now, the dog wanted to bite me because I am a stranger, but when it saw you, it went mad with joy.”
  • Jessica shared from Blue Nights by Joan Didion
    In theory these mementos serve to bring back the moment. In fact they serve only to make clear how inadequately I appreciated the moment when it was here.
    Note: quote from Joan Didion's "Blue Nights"
  • Jessica shared from The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula Mclain
    “I think it’s about danger,” I said to Ernest over the din. “Happy danger,” he said. “They’re excited to test themselves. To see if they can outrun their fear.”
  • Jessica shared from The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula Mclain
    After the runners, six bulls thundered past with such power the house shook under our feet. Their hooves rang on the cobblestones and their thick dark heads ducked low, looking murderous. Some of the men were overcome and had to scramble up the side of the barricades lining the street.
    Note: This is pretty much what we saw at San Fermin festival:
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