Devilishly Wicked Specimen

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“…pull myself together for a while and think—try to determine what character of a woman I am; for, candidly, I don’t know. By all the codes which I am acquainted with, I am a devilishly wicked specimen of the sex. But some way I can’t convince myself that I am. I must think about it.”

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin

Could Be Gentle

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His voice is higher, lighter than I expected. He could be a gentle man, maybe, if this were a different kind of place. As it is, I see that he isn’t gentle, doesn’t even know what that means. Even though I myself have discarded any kind of softness as useless, I find myself thinking that something important is lost if this man has been forced to deny his own nature.

Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy, Book 3) by Veronica Roth

Proper Objectives

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The proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible.”

The Soul of Man Under Socialism by Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wild)

Colorful Is A Compliment

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I really enjoyed this quote because it reminded me of a similar term: eccentric. As they say, if you are poor you are crazy but if you are rich you are ‘eccentric.’

“I have now cracked the code. “Colorful” in the New York Times [obituaries] means unbelievably good looking and personable and rich, but socialist.”

God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian, by Kurt Vonnegut