"it's an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it. but the young know they are wretched, for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real they are bruised and wounded."
w. somerset maugham, of human bondage (1915)


"democracy can be a wickedly unfair thing sabrina;
nobody poor was ever called democratic for marrying somebody rich."

thomas fairchild
(sabrina, 1954)

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