Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quotes: Small Town (1)

Small town       219         "This guarded mode of existence was like living under a tyranny; people’s speech, their voices, their very glances, became furtive and repressed; every individual taste, every natural appetite, was bridled by caution." Cather, My Ántonia

Small town       219         "The people asleep in those houses, I thought, tried to live like the mice in their own kitchens; to make no noise, to leave no trace, to slip over the surface of things in the dark." Cather, My Ántonia

Small town       95           Vida Sherwin to Carol:" I wonder if you understand that in a secluded community like this every newcomer is on test?" Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Small town       100         "She had tripped into the meadow to teach the lambs a pretty educational dance and found that the lambs were wolves." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

Small town       100        " Reform the town? All she wanted was to be tolerated...could not look directly at people...flushed and winced before citizens who a week ago had been amusing objects of study, and in their good-morning she heard a cruel sniggering." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street.

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