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Wish I'd said that - August 4, 2019

“These old wild images [of centaurs and mermaids, noble in their human parts] included a crucial truth. Man is a monster. And he is all the more a monster because one part of him is perfect.”

G.K. Chesterton “Questions of Divorce,” in Alvaro De Silva, ed. Brave New Family Brave New Family: G.K. Chesterton on Men & Women, Children, Sex, Divorce, Marriage & the Family

Wish I'd said that - July 29, 2019

“‘Everything is possible for him who possesses courage and activity,’ she said, with a look resembling one of those heroines of the age of chivalry whose encouragement was wont to give champions double valour at the hour of need, ‘and to the timid and hesitating everything is impossible, because it seems so.’”

Sir Walter Scott Rob Roy (the words are spoken by Diana “Die” Vernon to the hero Frank Osbaldistone)