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Emily Webb Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from Emily Webb
  1. #1
    “And, like you say, being gone all the time…in other places and meeting other people…Gosh, if anything like that can happen I don’t want to go away. I guess new people aren’t any better than old ones. I’ll bet they almost never are, Emily…I feel that you’re as good a friend as I’ve got. I don’t need to go and meet the people in other towns.”
  2. #2
    “I’m celebrating because I’ve got a friend who tells me all the things that ought to be told me.”
  3. #3
    “Men aren’t naturally good; but girls are.”
  4. #4
    “No…I should have listened to you. That’s all human beings are! Just blind people.”
  5. #5
    “Oh, Mama, just look at me one minute as though you really saw me.”
  6. #6
    “I think that once you’ve found a person that you’re very fond of . . . I mean a person who’s fond of you, too, and likes you enough to be interested in your character. . . . Well, I think that’s just as important as college is, and even more so.”
  7. #7
    “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?—every, every minute?”
  8. #8
    “One ever feels his twoness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body.”