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plagues Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about plagues
  1. #1
    “We tell ourselves that pestilence is a mere bogy of the mind, a bad dream that will pass away. But it doesn’t always pass away and, from one bad dream to another, it is men who pass away.”
  2. #2
    “No longer were there individual destinies; only a collective destiny, made of plague and emotions shared by all.”
  3. #3
    “Then came the second phase of conflict, tears and pleadings—abstraction, in a word. In those fever-hot, nerve-ridden sickrooms crazy scenes took place.”
  4. #4
    “Thus the first thing that plague brought to our town was exile.”
  5. #5
    “At first the fact of being cut off from the outside world was accepted with a more or less good grace, much as people would have put up with any other temporary inconvenience that interfered with only a few of their habits. But, now they had abruptly become aware that they were undergoing a sort of incarceration.”