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    I must be the mate of the man I had chosen; and if he would not come to my level, I must go to his.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    You should try to understand every thing you see and hear; to act and judge for yourselves; to remember you each have a soul of your own to account for; M a mind of your own to improve. When you once get these ideas fixed, and learn to act upon them, no man or set of men, no laws, customs, or combinations of them can seriously oppress you.
    —Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    Maybe now you, you don’t want to believe it. Maybe you’d like to tell yourself it didn’t happen. But Steve, you’re not the kind of person that can turn your back on something you know is true.
    —Theodore Simonson. Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr.. Jane Martin (Aneta Corseaut)

    Shielded, what sorts of life are stirring yet:
    Legs lagged like drains, slippers soft as fungus,
    The gas and grate, the old cold sour grey bed.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)