Category Archives: Heroine quotes

Life Can Go On Undimmed

  “He liked to see a woman still flaunting her powers of attraction.  His taste, these days, ran not to the young, not even to the middle-aged, but to those about to enter their late fifties or even early sixties. … Continue reading

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How Fortunate A Woman She Is

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Leather Bound

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It Had Been Said That She Was A Little Off Her Head

“It had been said that she was a little off her head. Still, to the people who knew her well, it sometimes seemed open to doubt whether she was mad by her own choice, or from some caprice of hers, … Continue reading

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The Rest of Her Life Lies Before Her on a Clear and Shining Track

“It is an electric storm of some violence.  They can see the forked lightning flash around them and above them.  The snowy peaks and dark creased mineral clefts and ridges of the sharp alps are ranged inhospitably below them.  The … Continue reading

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She was of the Stuff of Which Great Men’s Mothers are Made

” Deeds of endurance which seem ordinary in philosophy are rare in conduct, and Bathsheba was astonishing all around her now, for her philosophy was her conduct, and she seldom thought practicable what she did not practice.  She was of … Continue reading

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She is the Funniest, Looniest Woman in Her World

  “Being a woman is hard work.  Not without joy and even ecstasy, but still relentless, unending work…the woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough…it is imperative that a woman keep her sense of … Continue reading

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