Life 556 Life is profit and loss. "In the end the important thing was always to tot up your profit and loss." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Life 39 An evening at The Rainbow. "What was he to do this evening to pass the time...might as well go to the Rainbow, and hear the talk about the cock-fighting: everybody was there and what else was to be done?" George Eliot, Silas Marner.
Life 156 Things happen and we don't know why. “ 'Ah,' said Dolly, with soothing gravity, 'it’s like the night and the morning, and the sleeping and the waking, and the rain and the harvest—one goes and the other comes, and we know nothing how nor where.' " George Eliot, Silas Marner.
Life 183 I know what I know and everything else is a puzzle. "And that’s all as ever I can be sure on, and everything else is a big puzzle to me when I think on it." George Eliot, Silas Marner.
Life 184 There's good in this world, even if I can't see it because of the wickedness and trouble. Silas: "There’s good i’ this world—I’ve a feeling o’ that now; and it makes a man feel as there’s a good more nor he can see, i’ spite o’ the trouble and the wickedness." George Eliot, Silas Marner.
Life 189 Things will change. Silas: "But there’s this to be thought on, Eppie: things will change, whether we like it or no; things won’t go on for a long while just as they are and no difference. "George Eliot, Silas Marner.
Life 222 Some things cannot be fixed. "…it is too late to mend some things…." George Eliot, Silas Marner.
Life 91 What can you learn from a bursting bud? "And it is written in so simple a place as a bursting bud." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year
Life 150 Another day is another chance. "This is another day, another blank page in the endless book of time, another chance." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year
Life 164 "Innate wariness is the price of life." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year