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  • Noel shared from Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    "I think I know," said the Duchess. "Poor, wretched children! There ought to be a sort of moratorium in the matter of social laws. The old rules don't hold. We are facing new conditions. This is a thing for women to take in hand, practically, as they are taking in hand other work. It must be done absolutely without prejudice. There is no time to lecture or condemn or even deplore. There is only time to try to heal wounds and quiet maddening pain and save life."
    Note: This was written a hundred years ago during WWI. I am not so sure times change as much as all that.
  • Noel shared from The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives
    A maudlin readiness to feel sorry for himself was one of the least endearing features of Henry VIII's unappealing personality
  • Noel shared from The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards, Book 1) by Scott Lynch
    “The years play a sort of alchemical trick, transmuting one’s mutterings to a state of respectability. Give advice at forty and you’re a nag. Give it at seventy and you’re a sage.”
  • Noel shared from The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
    ‘Little man, the word “must” is not to be used to princes.
  • Noel shared from Chapterhouse: Dune by Frank Herbert
    “Wave the pretty cape. They’ll charge it and be confused when there’s no matador behind the thing. That dulls the electorate just as it dulls the bull. Fewer people use their vote intelligently next time.” “And that’s why we do it!” We do it! Does she listen to herself? “Then you rail against the apathetic electorate. Make them feel guilty. Keep them dull. Feed them. Amuse them. Don’t overdo it!” “Oh, no! Never overdo it.” “Let them know hunger awaits them if they don’t fall into line. Give them a look at the boredom imposed on boat rockers.” Thank you, Mother Superior....
    Note: THis is very much I feel about that LA Clippers owner.
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