Thursday, 4 August 2016


1. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.

2. The air is alive with chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other's names.

4. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life.

6. I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night, and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye.

8. 'There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.'

9. I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.


11. Now it was a cool night with that mysterious excitement in it which comes at the two changes of the year. The quiet lights in the house were humming out into the darkness and there was a stir and bustle among the stars. 

12. Their eyes met, and they stared together at each other, alone in space.

14. He stretched out his hand desperately as if to snatch only a wisp of air, to save a fragment of the spot that she had made lovely for him.

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