“I wondered how it could be that two people who had loved could yet have such a misconception of each other and, with a common grief, grow far apart. There must be something in the nature of love between a man and a woman that drove them to torment and suspicion.” – from My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

“A man or a race either if he’s any good can survive his past without even needing to escape from it and not because of the high quite often only too rhetorical rhetoric of humanity but for the simple indubitable practical reason of his future: that capacity to survive and absorb and endure and still be steadfast.” -from Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner

Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner

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