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a thousand years from now—this is the way we were in the provinces
north of New York at the beginning of the twentieth century.—This
is the way we were: in our growing up and in our marrying and in
our living and in our dying.
are meant to go through life two by two. ’Tain’t natural to be lonesome.
think that once you’ve found a person that you’re very fond of .
. . I mean a person who’s fond of you, too, and likes you enough
to be interested in your character. . . . Well, I think that’s just
as important as college is, and even more so. That’s what I think.
all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t
names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars . . . everybody
knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something
has to do with human beings. All the greatest people ever lived
have been telling us that for five thousand years and yet you’d
be surprised how people are always losing hold of it. There’s something
way down deep that’s eternal about every human being.
any human beings ever realize life while they live it?—every, every
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