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P.D. James

What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.

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God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.

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What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.

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There comes a time when every scientist, even God, has to write off an experiment.

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It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.

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Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.

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We English are good at forgiving our enemies; it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.

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I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism.

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In 1930s mysteries, all sorts of motives were credible which aren't credible today, especially motives of preventing guilty sexual secrets from coming out. Nowadays, people sell their guilty sexual secrets.

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