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George Gibbs Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes from George Gibbs
  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
    “Ma, I don’t want to grow old. Why’s everybody pushing me so?”
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    “And let that be a lesson to you, George, never to ask advice on personal matters.”
  7. #7
    “It was your mother chopping wood. There you see your mother – getting up early; cooking meals all day long; washing and ironing; – and still she has to go out in the back yard and chop wood. I suppose she just got tired of asking you. She just gave up and decided it was easier to do it herself. And you eat her meals, and put on the clothes she keeps nice for you, and you run off and play baseball . . .”

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