" Oh you're just letting on, you know you are." he declared. "I am going to find out about you. You wait and see"
"there was something biting and forbidding in her"
"Day by day as she worked in the Schoolroom or walked in the streets, Grief, Hope, and Desire fought within her [...] the town thought of her as a confirmed old maid"
"If you are to become a Writer, you will have to stop fooling with words"