Eleanor Abbott

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Eleanor Abbott

The morning was as dark and cold as city snow could make it--a
dingy whirl at the window; a smoky gust through the fire-place; a
shadow black as a bear's cave under the table. Nothing in all
the cavernous room, loomed really warm or familiar except a glass
of stale water, and a vapid, half-eaten grape-fruit.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wish I could have lived just one day when the world was new. I wish—I wish I could have reaped just one single, solitary, big Emotion before the world had caught it and—appraised it—and taxed it—and licensed it—and staled it!More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now everybody who knows anything at all knows perfectly well that even a business letter does not deserve the paper on which it is written unless it contains at least one significant phrase that is worth waking up in the night to remember and think about.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If Beauty is excuse enough for Being, it sure takes Plainness then to feel the real necessity for—Doing.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And while you and the rest of your kind are battling together-year after year-for this special privilege of being 'bored to death,' the 'real girl' that you're asking about, the marvelous girl, the girl with the big, beautiful, unspoken thoughts in her head, the girl with the big, brave, undone deeds in her heart, the girl that stories are made of, the girl whom you call 'improbable'-is moping off alone in some dark, cold corner-or sitting forlornly partnerless against the bleak wall of the ballroom-or hiding shyly up More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Marriage is not for me. I tell you that I am Blank Verse. I am talent, and I do not rhyme with Love. I am talent and I do not rhyme with man.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oh any sentimental person can cry at night, but when you begin to cry in the morning - to lie awake and cry in the morning - ...More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sorrow in the tongue will talk itself cured, if you give it a chance; but sorrow in the eyes has a wicked, wicked way now and then of leaking into the brain.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One was a Cartoon Artist with a heart like chiffon and a wit as accidentally malicious as the jab of a pin in a flirt's belt.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Truth out of season was sourer than strawberries at Christmas time.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love was a fever that came along a few years after chicken-pox and measles and scarlet fever.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Pretty Lady's brains were almost entirely in her fingers.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have a theory that no child ever does outgrow its ungratified legitimate desires; though subsequent maturity may bring him to the point where his original desire has reached such astounding proportions that the original object can no longer possibly appease it.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
the time to grant anybody a favor is the day the favor is asked, for that day is the one psychological moment of the world when supply and demand are keyed exacty to each other's limits, and can be mated beatifically to grow old, or die young, together. But after that day -- !More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
lips all crude scarlet, and eyes as absurdly big and round as a child's good-by kiss.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Supplementing the far, remote Glory-of-God expression in his face, the glory-of-doughnuts shone suddenly very warmly.More Eleanor Abbott [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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