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It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours
by Mary A. Ward

It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours
was to be a literary partnership.
- Mary A. Ward

It is the rank and file - the average woman -
for whom the world has opened up so astonishingly.
- Mary A. Ward

The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian
teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both
present joy and future hope.
- Mary A. Ward

Our children, two daughters and a son,
were born in 1874, 1876, and 1879.
- Mary A. Ward

 

As far as intellectual training was concerned,
my nine years from seven to sixteen were practically wasted.
- Mary A. Ward

A life spent largely among books, and in the exercise
of a literary profession,
has very obvious drawbacks, as a subject-matter,
when one comes to write about it.
- Mary A. Ward

So as the years draw on toward the Biblical limit,
the inclination to look back, and to tell some sort
of story of what one has seen,
grows upon most of us.
- Mary A. Ward

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In this choice, as I look back over more than half a century,
I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct
that one follows in the art of fiction.
- Mary A. Ward

I cannot hope that what I have to say will be very interesting to many.
- Mary A. Ward

My grandmother made her home at Fox How under the shelter of the fells,
with her four daughters, the youngest of whom was only
eight when their father died.
- Mary A. Ward

But no man has a monopoly of conscience.
- Mary A. Ward

But the mind travels far - and mysteriously -
in sleep.
- Mary A. Ward

How little those who are school-girls of to-day can
realize what it was to be a school-girl in the fifties
or the early sixties of the last century!
- Mary A. Ward

For nine years, till the spring of 1881,
we lived in Oxford, in a little house north of the Parks,
in what was then the newest quarter of the University town.
- Mary A. Ward

But a girl of seventeen is not always thinking of books,
especially in the Oxford summer term.
- Mary A. Ward

For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction.
They were clearly failures.
- Mary A. Ward

A modern girls' school, equipped as scores are now
equipped throughout the country,
was of course not to be found in 1858,
when I first became a school boarder,
or in 1867, when I ceased to be one.
- Mary A. Ward

We believed that growth through Local Government,
and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing
the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament,
other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress.
- Mary A. Ward

English girls' schools to-day providing the higher education are,
so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative
of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards
of women which has taken place in the last half-century.
- Mary A. Ward

I wanted to show how a man of sensitive and noble character,
born for religion, comes to throw off the orthodoxies of his day and moment,
and to go out into the wilderness where all is experiment,
and spiritual life begins again.
- Mary A. Ward

I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till
I went home to live at Oxford,
in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests
and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child.
- Mary A. Ward

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
- Gloria Swanson

I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom.
That was my way of being a bad girl.
- Sandra Bullock

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

I just became one with my browser software.
- Bill Griffith

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

John Glenn craved the publicity.
I think even John would admit that.
When he went into politics, that became pretty obvious!
He knew how to do public relations.
- Wally Schirra

Eventually I became involved with somebody,
and I was fired.
- Tommy Kirk

Rape is the most humiliating thing that can be done to you;
it's the most vulnerable that you can be.
But once I realized that, I became a stronger person and faced all my fears.
- Fiona Apple

I forced myself to think what is the new concept and
it became clear to me that it was risk,
not only in technology and ecology, but in life and employment,
too.
- Ulrich Beck

Following the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,
$3 per gallon gasoline became common and our nation
has come under considerable strain.
- Paul Gillmor

My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young,
became utterly mild.
- Antonia Fraser

I became a real free market fanatic.
I'm probably less so now than even two or three years ago.
- Esther Dyson

Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything
changed and became worrisome.
People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses,
myself included.
- Pola Negri

But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the
business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
- Jodie Foster

Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment,
failed when it became apparent that the good society
cannot be achieved by unaided reason.
- Robert Bork

The Laboratory for Radioactivity consisted of only two rooms at the time;
at a later date,
when tests of radioactive substances became more extensive,
it expanded into four rooms.
- Walther Bothe

When I was in high school, I became interested in cytochemistry:
chemical analysis under the microscope,
and trying to understand the composition of cells.
- Joshua Lederberg

I found for me that my safe place was work.
I could control my environment.
I became very fastidious and detailed,
and wanted things a certain way.
- Marie Osmond

We became somewhat household names really quickly,
within a matter of - what? - three, four months.
So it's hard to get used to, and it's really sometimes hard to understand.
- Ruben Studdard

My own interest in basic aspects of electron transfer
between metal complexes became active only after I
came to the University of Chicago in 1946.
- Henry Taube

When I started the business, I hardly went home.
I became very driven about work and about my career.
- Calvin Klein

I became quite successful very young,
and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and
I just worked so hard at it.
- Francis Ford Coppola

Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books,
I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee,
who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
- Mickey Spillane

A plant's ability to grow, increase and sustain itself
became of secondary and almost minimal interest.
- Bill Munson

The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York,
London or Tokyo.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically
running the Viet Cong operation.
- William Westmoreland

I became a human placebo.
- Bobby Sherman

In '75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway,
my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life.
- Michael Musto

At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general.
- Jung Chang

In the past goodness was always a collective experience.
Then goodness became privatised.
- Edward Bond

I eventually became proud of my strikeouts,
because each one represented another learning experience.
- Willie Stargell

I remember becoming aware of women's issues and inequality.
It became glaringly clear to me when I was living in
America that women are regarded as less intelligent than men.
- Julie Christie

This dragonfly came up to me.
He was hovering right in front of my face,
and I was really examining him, thinking,
How does he see me? I became enlightened.
- Ziggy Marley

When I did start writing books, I didn't realize it,
but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms.
- Lisa Whelchel

Getting and keeping my immunity became very important to me.
For I needed to take care of myself and my family.
No one else was worried about me.
- Monica Lewinsky

I never really wanted to be an actor.
And that was the beginning of it, I began to write
things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
- Barry Levinson

Normally as a director, you do look at other films
and things that are relevant.
But with this film, it became impossible because I
became so aware of the camera placement.
- Peter Weir

So it eventually became a question of WHEN they were going to make a movie.
- Paul M. Glaser

From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture,
thanks mostly to the Beatles.
- Pat Metheny

Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling.
Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy.
- Gloria Swanson

I became producer so that I could work with persons
like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit.
- Andy Lau

It became clear to me that I had to push it toward
a more representational way of drawing.
- Joe Sacco

Although raised on the farm - my grandfather was an
unsuccessful fundamentalist preacher turned farmer -
my father and his brother both became professors.
- Philip Warren Anderson


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