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“Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness then daffodils.”

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source: The Unquiet Grave (New York: Persea Books, 1981), 17.

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notes: Ernest Hemingway described The Unquiet Grave as “a book which, no matter how many readers it will ever have, will never have enough.”

“…if your boy is a poet, horse manure can only mean flowers to him; which is, of course, what horse manure has always been about.”

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source: Dandelion Wine (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978), x.

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“Falling leaves return to their roots.”

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source: Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter (London: M. Joseph, 1997), 271.

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medium: memoir

via: Louise Buckley

“The worm fattens on the apple, the young goose fattens on the wormy fruit, the man fattens on the young goose, the worm awaits the man.”

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source: “Cold Weather,” in One Man’s Meat (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1944), 345.

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medium: essay

notes: White wrote this essay in January 1943.

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