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Relatively Speaking

 

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Charles Martin

“Never judge someone by their relatives.”
― Charles MartinChasing Fireflies

 

George Burns

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
― George Burns

Leo Tolstoy

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
― Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina

Jim Butcher

“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family. ”
― Jim Butcher

Derek Landy

“Being a detective isn’t all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant…The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives.”
― Derek Landy

 

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Spring Quotables (and a Poem)

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Spring Quotables

Margaret Atwood

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

Ernest Hemingway

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest HemingwayA Moveable Feast
Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” 
― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden
Leo Tolstoy

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” 
― Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina
E.E. Cummings

“sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love(all the merry little birds are
flying in the floating in the
very spirits singing in
are winging in the blossoming)

lovers go and lovers come
awandering awondering
but any two are perfectly
alone there’s nobody else alive

(such a sky and such a sun
i never knew and neither did you
and everybody never breathed
quite so many kinds of yes)

not a tree can count his leaves
each herself by opening
but shining who by thousands mean
only one amazing thing

(secretly adoring shyly
tiny winging darting floating
merry in the blossoming
always joyful selves are singing)

sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love”
― E.E. Cummings

Spring Quotables

Doctoring — the Hurt and the Healer

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Flannery O'Connor

“Doctors always think anybody doing something they aren’t is a quack; also they think all patients are idiots.”
― Flannery O’ConnorThe Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor
Leo Tolstoy

“Though the doctors treated him, let his blood, and gave him medications to drink, he nevertheless recovered.”
― Leo TolstoyWar and Peace

Voltaire

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”
― Voltaire
Norman Cousins

“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.”
― Norman CousinsAnatomy Of An Illness

Margaret Mitchell

“Fo’ Gawd, Miss Scarlett! We’s got ter have a doctah. Ah- Ah- Miss Scarlett, Ah doan know nuthin’ ’bout bringin’ babies. -Prissy”

― Margaret MitchellGone with the Wind

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