The fundamental steps of expansion that will open a person, over time, to the full flowering of his or her individuality are the same for both genders. But men and women are rarely in the same place struggling with the same questions at the same age.
(Gail Sheehy (20th century), U.S. journalist. Passages, ch. 1 (1976).)
Crazy idea. Me laying flowers on the grave of him, after ten years of rememberin' to forget.
(Philip Klein, Barry Connors, co-scenarist, Dudley Nichols, and John Ford. Hannah Jessop (Henrietta Grosman), Pilgrimage, recalling the she drove from home and into the army (1933).
Based on the story "Gold Star Mother" by I.A.R. Wylie.)
A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything.
(Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. Quoted in Illustrated London News (July 3, 1920).)